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Common name

English: Chinaberry tree, Umbrella Tree

German: Paternosterbaum

Mandarin: 楝 (lian)

Portuguese: Cinamomo


Kingdom: Plantae (2595)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2494)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2108)

      Order: Sapindales (67)

        Family: Anacardiaceae (19)(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


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: purple, white

External links

Check for Melia azedarach at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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