Family Meliaceae de Jussieu 1789 (mahogany)

Angiospermae - Sapindales - Meliaceae

Parent taxon: Sapindales according to The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group 2016

See also Chandler 1961, Knowlton 1919, Mabberley 2000, MacGinitie 1941 and Taylor et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Anacardiaceae, Aurantiaceae, Biebersteiniaceae, Burseraceae, Cneoraceae, Coahuiloxylon, Dodonaeaceae, Ilicaceae, Kirkiaceae, Lampetia, Nitrariaceae, Paleosantalaceaepites, Ptaeroxylaceae, Rutaceae, Sapindaceae, Simaroubaceae

Subtaxa: Aglaia Aglaioxylon Amoora Amooroxylon Aphanamixis Azadirachta Beddomea Carapa Carapoxylon Cedrela Cedrelophyllum Chisocheton Chisochetonoxylon Chloroxylon Chukrasia Dysoxydendron Dysoxylum Heyneoxylon Iugopollis Melia Meliaceaecarpum Meliaceaephyllum Meliaceophyllum Meliapollis Melicarya Paratrichilioxylon Synoum Toona Trichilia Vavaea

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Ecology: "photoautotroph"

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (8 collections), the Congo-Kinshasa (1), India (10)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of India (2)

• Pliocene of Argentina (1), Australia (1)

• Miocene to Oligocene of United States (1: Montana)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of Burundi (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of India (3), Mexico (1), Nepal (1), Trinidad and Tobago (3)

• Miocene of Australia (1), Bhutan (1), Brazil (2), China (3), Cuba (1), Germany (1), India (5), Japan (1), Nepal (2), United States (6: California, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (3), United States (2: Montana)

• Oligocene of United States (5: Oregon)

• Eocene to Miocene of Argentina (1)

• Eocene to Oligocene of United States (4: Colorado)

• Eocene of Japan (1), Myanmar (34), the United Kingdom (2), United States (4: California, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming), Venezuela (1)

• Tertiary of Venezuela (1)

• Paleocene of Colombia (2)

• Paleogene of India (4)

• Cretaceous of Antarctica (1)

Total: 121 collections including 155 occurrences

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