4175.000 Melia L.

Description of the genus

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.

Worldwide: 3 species in the Old World tropics

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Melia
Flora of Malawi: Melia
Flora of Mozambique: Melia
Flora of Zambia: Melia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Melia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Melia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Melia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Melia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Melia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Melia
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iNaturalist: Melia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Melia
JSTOR Plant Science: Melia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Melia
Plants of the World Online: Melia
Tropicos: Melia
Wikipedia: Melia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Melia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=817, retrieved 25 May 2024

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