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Sapindales

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Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum/Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Eudicots
Order:Sapindales

Description

The order Sapindales comprises mostly of woody plants, including trees, large shrubs, or woody climbers. There are over 5,700 species in nine families such as rambutans (Sapindaceae), citrus (Rutaceae), mahagony (Meliaceae), mangoes (Anacardiaceae). Most species have compound leaves, except a few with simple leaves. Many have both bisexual and unisexual flowers on the same plant. The flowers are either radially or bilaterally symmetrical. Generally, both sepals and petals are present.

A family of shrubs or trees with watery sap that turns black after exposure to air. The leaves are simple or compound, a…
The family Meliaceae comprises mostly trees and rarely, shrubs. Most species have large compound leaves and flowers in b…
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