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Heckeldora

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Heckeldora is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Meliaceae.[1] They are shrubs or small trees with odd-pinnate leaves. Plants are dioecious, with male and female flowers on separate plants.[2]

Its native range is western and western central Tropical Africa. It is found in the countries of Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Zaire.[1]

The genus name of Heckeldora is in honour of Édouard Marie Heckel (1843–1916), a French botanist and medical doctor, and director of the Jardin botanique E.M. Heckel in Marseille.[3] It was first described and published in Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris Vol.2 on page 1268 in 1896.[1]

Known species

According to Kew:[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Heckeldora Pierre | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
  2. ^ Pennington, T. D.; Styles, B. T. (1975). "A Generic Monograph of the Meliaceae". Blumea. 22: 419–540.
  3. ^ Quattrocchi, Umberto (2000). CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names, Volume II, D–L. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press. ISBN 978-0-8493-2676-9.
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Heckeldora: Brief Summary

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Heckeldora is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Meliaceae. They are shrubs or small trees with odd-pinnate leaves. Plants are dioecious, with male and female flowers on separate plants.

Its native range is western and western central Tropical Africa. It is found in the countries of Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Zaire.

The genus name of Heckeldora is in honour of Édouard Marie Heckel (1843–1916), a French botanist and medical doctor, and director of the Jardin botanique E.M. Heckel in Marseille. It was first described and published in Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris Vol.2 on page 1268 in 1896.

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