Meliaceae

Description

740 spp

Source: Pinkka e-learning: Tropical plant families (EKOL4311, University of Turku) - All tropical plant families CC BY 4.0

Growing form

Trees, shrubs

Leaf

Alternate (or opposite) and compound (or simple); usually entire margin; no stipule; often paripinnate with indeterminate growth

Flower

Flower: (2-)3-5(-7) sepals; 3-7(-14) petals in 1 or 2 whorls; (3-)5-10(-23) stamens forming a short tube or cup, if staminodes present they are as many as or many more than stamens; ovary superior

Fruit and seed

drupe, berry, capsule (or nut)

Source: Pinkka e-learning: Tropical plant families (EKOL4311, University of Turku) - All tropical plant families CC BY 4.0

The map represents observations of this taxon, but it may not be used as a distribution map. A total of

observations in Finland?

Checklist
FinBIF master checklist
Scientific name
Meliaceae
Author
Juss.
Identifier
http://tun.fi/MX.4979747
Taxon rank
family
DNA barcode sequences
Informal groups
  • Vascular plants