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Dysoxylum alliaceum

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Kingdom  Plantae
Genus  Dysoxylum
Order  Sapindales
Family  Meliaceae
Rank  Species
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Similar  Dysoxylum, Dysoxylum excelsum, Dysoxylum pettigrewianum, Dysoxylum mollissimum, Dysoxylum parasiticum

Dysoxylum alliaceum is a tree in the Meliaceae family. The specific epithet alliaceum is from the Latin meaning "onion-like", referring to the smell of the inner bark.

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Description

The tree grows up to 38 metres (120 ft) tall with a trunk diameter of up to 80 centimetres (30 in). The sweetly scented flowers are white or pinkish. The fruits are greenish-white when unripe, red when ripe, roundish, up to 7.5 cm (3 in) in diameter.

Distribution and habitat

Dysoxylum alliaceum is found in the Andaman Islands, Thailand and throughout Malesia to the Solomon Islands and Queensland. Its habitat is rain forests from sea-level to 1,800 metres (6,000 ft) altitude.

References

Dysoxylum alliaceum Wikipedia


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