Azadirachta indica A. Juss.

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Azadirachta indica

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near Ifaty, W Madagascar

Azadirachta indica

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near Ifaty, W Madagascar

Azadirachta indica

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near Ifaty, W Madagascar

Azadirachta indica

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near Ifaty, W Madagascar

Azadirachta indica

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near Ifaty, W Madagascar

Azadirachta indica

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near Ifaty, W Madagascar

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Synonyms:
Common names: Neem tree (English) Nim tree (English)
Description: Tree, to 15 m. Bark rough and fissured. Leaves up to 40 cm long; leaflets up to 9 × 3 cm, glabrous, ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, strongly sickle-shaped; base highly asymmetric; margin coarsely serrate. Inflorescence an axillary panicle. Petals white. Drupe 1.5-1.8 cm long, ellipsoid, yellow.
Notes: Included for Zimbabwe on the basis of a comment by Tom Muller that it is sometimes cultivated at low altitudes.

This species somewhat resembles Toona ciliata, but differs in the serrate leaflets (entire in Toona) and the berry-like fruit (a capsule in Toona).
Derivation of specific name: indica: of India
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native to India and Burma; widely cultivated in Africa.
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Image last updated: Thursday 29 September 2011
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Flora of Zambia: cultivated Azadirachta indica

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Azadirachta indica
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Azadirachta indica
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Azadirachta indica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Azadirachta indica
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Azadirachta indica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Azadirachta indica
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Azadirachta indica
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Azadirachta indica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Azadirachta indica
Ispot Southern Africa: Azadirachta indica
JSTOR Plant Science: Azadirachta indica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Azadirachta indica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Azadirachta indica
The Plant List (version 1.1): Azadirachta indica
Tropicos: Azadirachta indica


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Azadirachta indica.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=185120, retrieved 19 April 2019

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