Melia azedarach

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Melia azedarach is a moderate-sized deciduous tree,
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Botanical Name
Melia azedarach
Common Name
Persian Lilac, Bead Tree
Synonyms
M. azedarach Linn.
Collection Locale
Plains and low terrain, INDIA
Altitude
upto 1000 ft
Seed Collection period
Jan.-Feb
Seed Longevity
Long Lived (1-2 years)
Seed Purity
99%
Seed Treatment
n
Usual Germination
70-80%
Characteristics
Boxwood, Fuel, Pulpwood, Medicinal
Seed Counts per KG
800

General Description:

Melia azedarach is a moderate-sized deciduous tree,  9 -12 m high, with a cylindrical bole c. 3.5 m long x 1.2 m girth, found growing wild in the sub-Himalayan tract up to 1800 m.  Bark dark grey with shallow longitudinal furrows: leaves bi-or ocassionally tripinnate: leaflets ovate or lanceolate, serrate; flowers lilac, fragrant, in axillary panicles; fruit an ellipsoid globose  drupe with 4-5 seeds.