Tag Archives: Dysoxylum

Dysoxylum gaudichaudianum (Meliaceae)

This native species of mahogany is known as the Ivory Mahogany, and it has one of the largest leaves (in terms of length) of the native mahoganies. They can be readily distinguished by the size of the compound leaf and … Continue reading

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Dysoxylum pettigrewianum (Meliaceae)

This huge tree is also known as the Spur Mahogany, because of the large buttrees shaped as spurs that form at the base of the trunk. Another feature is that the leaf rachis is shallowly winged to the first pair … Continue reading

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Dysoxylum alliaceum (Meliaceae)

The leaves of D. alliaceum often do not have a terminal leaflet. When browken, the twigs have a somewhat garlic-like or onion-like smell.

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Dysoxylum parasiticum (Meliaceae)

Dysoxylum parasiticum or Yellow Mahogany can be distinguished by the hairy leaflets (particularly on the leaflet underside), and especially the rusty pores (lenticels) on the twigs and leaf rachis. Rusty pores (lenticels) on the twigs and leaf rachis. Leaflets

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Dysoxylum oppositifolium (Meliaceae)

For anyone starting to learn the tropical flora, there is nothing as infuriating as having species that do not fit the well-known family characters. But such species occur regularly in environments as diverse as a rain forest. In terms of … Continue reading

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