Meliaceae

Guild: np

Life form: large tree

Max. height: 45 m (Voorhoeve 1965)

Max. diameter: 120 cm (Voorhoeve 1965)

Leaf: alternate, paripinnately compound, 4-8

leaflets, leaflet elliptic, oblong or obovate (2.5-5.5 x

5-10 cm), entire, herbaceous

Inflorescence: terminal, branched (raceme or panicle, 6-25 cm long)

Flower: small; corolla white

Fruit: dry dehiscent, slightly appressed globose

(6 x 7 cm), woody, smooth, grey; numerous seeds

Seed: winged, very thin, including the wing 2-2.5

cm x 3.5-5 cm, bright brown

Other: an emergent, buttressed tree. The stem is slender and the crown small, until the upper canopy is reached, whereupon it diverts much of its energy to lateral growth.

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