Munronia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Meliaceae.[2][3] Its native distribution is tropical and subtropical Asia.[1]

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Munronia pinnata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Meliaceae
Subfamily: Melioideae
Genus: Munronia
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The name Munronia is a taxonomic patronym honoring the English botanist William Munro (1818 - 1880), a plant collector in India, Kashmir, and Barbados.[4] A taxonomic anagram derived from Munronia is Nurmonia, a confamilial genus synonym of Turraea.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Munronia Wight | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 2020-06-14.
  2. ^ Wight, Robert (1840). Illustrations of Indian botany :or figures illustrative of each of the natural orders of Indian plants, described in the author's prodromus florae peninsulae Indiae orientalis. Vol. v. 1 1840. Madras: published by J. B. Pharoah for the author.
  3. ^ Bennett, M. I. J. (1841). "Révision des genres Turraea and Munronia". Annales des sciences naturelles: Botanique (in French). Fortin, Masson et Cie. pp. 83–96.
  4. ^ Quattrocchi, Umberto (2012-05-03). CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology (5 Volume Set). CRC Press. ISBN 978-1-4200-8044-5.
  5. ^ Burkhardt, Lotte (2018-06-06). Verzeichnis eponymischer Pflanzennamen - Erweiterte Edition. Index of Eponymic Plant Names - Extended Edition. Index de Noms éponymiques des Plantes - Édition augmentée (in German). Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin. p. M66. doi:10.3372/epolist2018. ISBN 978-3-946292-26-5.