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soapberry,

common name for the plant family Sapindaceae, a primarily tropical family of trees, shrubs, lianas, and herbaceous climbers, as well as a genus, Sapindus, in that family found in Asia and the Americas. The soapberry family includes the litchilitchi
, Chinese tree (Litchi chinensis) of the family Sapindaceae (soapberry family), having a small, aromatic, pulpy fruit in a thin, rough shell. It is the best-known Chinese fruit and a favorite with the Chinese, who use it fresh, dried, or preserved.
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. It also includes guaraná (Paullinia cupana var. sorbilis), an Amazonian shrub or liana cultivated for so long it is unknown in the wild. Regarded as an aphrodisiac, the seeds are very high in caffeine and are powdered and made into soft drinks or a tealike beverage or sold as pills or other medicinal preparations for a growing international market. The soapberry is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales.
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Additionally, bur oak, Chinaberry, eastern cottonwood, and privet contributed to foraging heterogeneity.
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This is most evident in Fauset's last novel, The Chinaberry Tree: "Never an intrepid traveler, she does not even try to visit the inner life of an illiterate, southern black woman." Similarly, according to Wall, Fauset proves unwilling to explore the motivations of her self-hating, middle-class Olivia in Comedy: American Style as well.
rufula, 1999 [*] West Indies, Prunus myrtifolia, 1989 65 53 50 131 CHESTNUT American, Castanea dentata, 1993 [*] 235 106 101 366 American, Castanea dentata, 1993 [*] 247 86 111 361 CHINABERRY Melia azedarach, 1967 [delta] 222 75 96 321 CHINKAPIN Allegheny, Castanea pumila, 1993 85 55 60 155 Florida, Castanea alnifolia, 1961 74 50 30 132 Giant, Castanopsis chrysophylla, 1996 153 122 37 284 Ozark, Castanea ozarkensis, 1989 181 22 18 208 CHOLLA Jumping, Opuntia fulgida, 1995 26 15 14 45 CASTORBEAN Rinicus communis 1995 [delta][+] Marlicopa Co., Mesa, Ariz.
oleoides) 86 38.4 59 93.7 Other Species 14 28.6 4 6.3 Total 100 63 100.0 Data for Other Species Sugarberry (Celtis laevigata) 3 66.7 2 3.2 Mexican Ash (Fraxinus berlandieriana) 3 33.3 1 1.6 American Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) 3 0.0 0 0.0 Anaqua (Ehretia anaqua) 2 0.0 0 0.0 Cedar Elm (Ulmus crassifolia) 1 100.0 1 1.6 Chinaberry (Melia azedarach) 1 0.0 0 0.0 Chinese Tallow (Sapium sebiferum) 1 0.0 0 0.0
Let us who are better qualified to present the truth than any white writer, try to do so." In Chinaberry Tree and especially in There is Confusion she answered Stribling, affirming the similarity, not a total identity, between African Americans and Caucasians, and their wide potential, a conservative ideal of women's function in society, and a moderate but firm attack on the havoc wrought on both sides of the fence by racial discrimination.