Chisocheton (family Meliaceae) A genus of rain-forest trees or treelets in which the leaves are remarkable, being pinnate with an intermittently growing terminal bud. The fruit is a globose, usually velvety, thick-walled capsule, and the seeds are large, with a fleshy jacket. There are about 51 species, occurring from Indo-Malesia to Vanuatu.
More From encyclopedia.com
Bombax , Bombax (family Bombacaceae) A genus of deciduous trees that have thorny trunks and twigs. The inner fruit wall and seeds are covered with down. B. ce… Sapotaceae , Sapotaceae A family of trees that have white sap. The leaves are spiral and leathery. The flowers are mostly regular with free parts, and the ovary i… Euodia , Euodia (family Rutaceae) A genus of trees of shrubs in which the leaves are opposite, usually with 3 leaflets, and are aromatic when crushed. The fru… Sumac , sumac or sumach (shōō´măk, sōō´–), common name for some members of the Anacardiaceae, a family of trees and shrubs native chiefly to the tropics but… Brazil Nuts , Lecythidaceae A family of trees in which the leaves are simple and crowded at the twig tips, and rarely have stipules. The flowers are hermaphrodite… Chestnut , Chestnuts are species of trees in the genus Castanea, family Fagaceae. They are species of temperate hardwood (angiosperm-dominated) forests found in…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article