Melia azedarach L.

Common name

English: Chinaberry tree, Umbrella Tree

German: Paternosterbaum

Mandarin: 楝 (lian)

Portuguese: Cinamomo

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Sapindales (66)

        Family: Anacardiaceae (18) (family description)

          Genus: Melia (1)

           Epithet: azedarach L. (1)

azedarach => either arab. origin or more likely from lat. cedraceus due to similarity of aromatic smelling wood with Cedrus

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: purple, white

External links

Check for Melia azedarach at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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