Mesua is a genus of flowering plants in the family Calophyllaceae,[1] native to tropical southern Asia. Common names include ironwood (shared with many other plants) and rose chestnut.

Mesua
Mesua ferrea.jpg
Mesua ferrea foliage
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Calophyllaceae
Genus: Mesua
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Species

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Synonyms
  • Nagassari Adans.
  • Nagatampo Adans.
  • Naghas Mirb. ex Steud.
  • Plagiorrhiza Hallier f.
  • Plinia Blanco
  • Vidalia Fern.-Vill.
  • Rhynea Scop.

They are evergreen shrubs or small trees growing to 13 m tall, with leaves arranged in opposite pairs.

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Plants of the World Online currently includes: [2]

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