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Published In: Enumeratio Systematica Plantarum, quas in insulis Caribaeis 4, 20. 1760. (Enum. Syst. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

 

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General/Distribution: A genus of 7 or 8 species, mostly tropical in America and the W. Indies. Some are cultivated. Represented in W. Pakistan by 2 cultivated species.

 

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Trees. Leaves compound, pinnate; leaflets opposite, oblique. Flowers in anxillary or sub-terminal panicles. Calyx 4-6-partite. Petals 4-6, free. Sta¬mens 10; filaments united into a tube. Disc annular. Ovary ovoid, 3-5-locular; ovules many in each locule. Capsule 3-5-locular. Seeds winged.
 

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1 Leaflets up to 14 cm long. Fruit c. 13 cm long. Swietenia macrophylla
+ Leaflets up to 8 cm long. Fruit c. 11.5 cm long. Swietenia mahagoni
 
 
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