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The largest genera in the order are Trichilia (300 species, distributed in tropical
America and Africa), Aglaia (about 300 species in China, Indo-Malaysia, and
tropical Australia), Fagara (250 species in the tropics generally), Dysoxylum ...
are favoured ornamental, shade, or timber trees of both tropical and temperate
regions. Several of the tropical trees produce fruits with distinctive flavours. Some
of the widely disjunct distribution patterns possessed by several genera are of ...
Tropical to warm temperate latitudes in all oceans. Generally in depths less than
about 100 m, most abundant close to shore, including tidal embayments. The
largest reaches at least 2 m in breadth. Five genera, 2 in tropical and subtropical
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