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

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Melia azedarach

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azedarach L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Melia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Melia
Flora of Malawi: Melia
Flora of Mozambique: Melia
Flora of Zambia: Melia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Melia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Melia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Melia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Melia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Melia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Melia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Melia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=817, retrieved 30 June 2016

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