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Meliaceae

family of plants

Meliaceae is a family of dicotyledonous plants in order Sapindales, most of which have spirally pinnate leaves.

Meliaceae
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Melia azedarach in flower
Scientific classification
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Meliaceae

Genera

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The family includes about 50 genera and 550 species, with a pantropical distribution; one genus (Toona) extends north into temperate China and south into southeast Australia, and another (Melia) nearly as far north.