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Nº 39. Sunday, February 27, 2011

Aitoniaceae

n Bot. Family of dicotyledonous plants within the order Sapindales, akin to the Meliaceae. It comprises one single species.

Type genus: Aitonia = Nymania.

Etymology

From modern Latin Aitoniaceae; from Aitonia, name of a plant genus; and the Latin suffix -aceae, «-aceous».