Sorindeia is a genus of some three dozen[1] plant species that are native to tropical Africa, Madagascar, the Comoro Islands and Mascarene Islands.[2] They are distinguished by their compound leaves, large inflorescences and distinctive fruit. In the case of S. madagascariensis, as many as 200 fruit may be carried on a pendant cluster.[2]

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Stem, leaves and fruits of Sorindeia madagascariensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Anacardiaceae
Subfamily: Anacardioideae
Genus: Sorindeia
du Petit-Thouars, 1806


Species include:[1]


  1. ^ a b "Sorindeia". The Plant List (2013). Version 1.1. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b Nelson, Gil. The Trees of Florida: A Reference and Field Guide. p. 86.

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