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Castela (Castela) is a genus of woody plants in the family Simaroubaceae. They are native to The Americas, U.S. Virgin Islands, The Contiguous United States, and Puerto Rico.

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  • Definition: a plant that produces wood as its structural tissue. Wood is a structural cellular adaptation that allows woody plants to grow from above ground stems year after year, thus making some woody plants the largest and tallest terrestrial plants. Wood is usually primarily composed of xylem cells with cell walls made of cellulose and lignin
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of castela. View this species on GBIF