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Trees or shrubs. Leaves 2(rarely 3)-pinnate; pinnae and leaflets opposite or subopposite. Leaflets usually crenate or serrate, stellate-hairy when young. Flowers bisexual and male on the same plant, pale lilac (in ours) in large, sweet-scented, stellate-hairy panicles. Calyx lobed to base, lobes 5(-6). Petals 5(-6), free. Staminal tube cylindric; anthers 10-12, alternating with a pair of narrowly triangular appendages. Ovary 4-8-locular. Fruit a drupe with 4-8 loosely united pyrenes, each with 1-2 seeds.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Melia Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=817
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Melia (plant)

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Melia is a genus of flowering trees in the family Meliaceae.[3] The name is derived from μελία, the Greek name used by Theophrastus (c. 371 – c. 287 BC) for Fraxinus ornus,[4] which has similar leaves.[5]

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References

  1. ^ a b Species Plantarum 1: 384-385. 1753. "Name: Melia L." Tropicos. Saint Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved February 8, 2010. Type Specimen: Melia azedarach
  2. ^ "Genus: Melia L." Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 1996-09-17. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ a b Elizabeth McClintock, Jepson Herbarium (1993). "Jepson Manuel treatment for MELIA". Jepson Flora Project. Berkeley, California: Regents of the University of California. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
  4. ^ μελία. Liddell, Henry George; Scott, Robert; A Greek–English Lexicon at the Perseus Project.
  5. ^ Quattrocchi, Umberto (2000). CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names. Vol. 3 M-Q. CRC Press. p. 1650. ISBN 978-0-8493-2677-6.
  6. ^ "Query Results for Genus Melia". IPNI. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
  7. ^ "Melia". Flora of China. eFloras. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
  8. ^ Invasive Plants Found in Asia
  9. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Melia". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Archived from the original on 2012-05-29. Retrieved 2011-04-23.

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Melia (plant): Brief Summary

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Melia is a genus of flowering trees in the family Meliaceae. The name is derived from μελία, the Greek name used by Theophrastus (c. 371 – c. 287 BC) for Fraxinus ornus, which has similar leaves.

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