Melia (plant)

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Melia
Melia azedarach fruits.JPG
Melia azedarach
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Meliaceae
Genus: Melia
L.[1]
Type species
Melia azedarach
L.[1]
Species

See text

Synonyms

Antelaea Gaertn.
Azedarach Mill.
Zederachia Heist. ex Fabr.[2]

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

Selected species[edit]

  

List sources : [3][5][6][7]

Formerly placed here[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Quattrocchi, Umberto (2000). CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names. 3 M-Q. CRC Press. p. 1650. ISBN 978-0-8493-2677-6. 
  5. ^ "Query Results for Genus Melia". IPNI. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Melia". Flora of China. eFloras. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  7. ^ Invasive Plants Found in Asia
  8. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Melia". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

External links[edit]

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