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A group of tall trees with alternate, pinnate leaves, found in temperate and tropical Asia. The flowers have no beauty, but the samaroid fruits are often richly coloured, and add much to the attractiveness of trees already very attractive in their fine, handsomely divided foliage. The species in cultivation thrive best in a rich, deep soil, and can be propagated by suckers from the root, by root-cuttings, and by grafting.

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