Classification
 Subordinate Taxa
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Meliaceae
 Description

Fls us. perfect, regular, in cymose panicles. Sepals small. 4–5, connate at base, imbricate; petals 4–5, sts connate; stamens hypog., us. 8–10, monadelphous; anthers 2-celled, dehiscing lengthwise. Ovary superior, 2–5-loculed; placentae axile; ovules us. 2 per locule, pend.; stigma capitate to discoid. Fr. baccate to capsular; seeds often winged. Shrubs or trees with lvs us. alt., compound, exstipulate. Mostly tropical trees or shrubs; some 80 genera and 800 spp.

[From:  Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1.]

 Biostatus
Number of species in New Zealand within Meliaceae
CategoryNumber
Indigenous (Endemic)1
Exotic: Casual2
Total3
 Bibliography
Connor, H.E.; Fountain, J. 2009: Plants that Poison: A New Zealand Guide. Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln.
Cronquist, A. 1988: The evolution and classification of flowering plants. The New York Botanic Gardens, New York.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.