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Simaroubaceae Robert Brown, 1810.
Simaroubaceae: Trees or shrubs. Leaves exstipulate, usually alternate and pinnate. Flowers actinomorphic, unisexual, small. Calyx 3-6 fid. Petals 3-6. Stamens 3-5 or 6-10, often with scales at the base. Disc present. Ovary superior, of 2-6 carpels which may be almost free from each other, or variously united, placentation axile. Styles 2-5. Ovules usually solitary in each loculus. Fruit indehiscent. A mainly tropical family; the one species occuring in Turkey is introduced.