L., Sp. Pl. 1057 (1753).
Derivation: The classical Latin name.
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Trees usually deciduous, often dioecious; leaves opposite, imparipinnate (rarely 3-foliolate or simple not in S.Aust.).
Inflorescence terminal or axillary, particulate, many-flowered; flowers small, unisexual or hermaphrodite; calyx (not in S.Aust. campanulate, small or) absent; corolla lacking (or not in S.Aust. 4-lobed); stamens 2, anthers linear-elliptic; ovary flask-shaped; style terminal, short with 2 elongate stigmatic lobes.
Fruit a samara.
About 70 species from the Northern Hemisphere, especially temperate Asia and North America.
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