Neem

Azadirachta indica

  • Neem
  • Neem
  • Flower name
    Neem
  • Scientific name
    Azadirachta indica
  • AliasAzadirachta indica, Neem, Neem tree
  • Place of originIndia, Pakistan and Myanmar
  • Place of floweringSubtropical region, Ornamental plants
  • Flowering seasonMay, June

What is Neem

Neem or Azadirachta indica ( scientific name: Azadirachta indica) is a species of broad-leaved tree of the genus Azadirachta in the family Meliaceae, native to India, Pakistan and Myanmar. It is also known as the Indian chinaberry or Margoza tree. It is found in the tropics and can grow to a height of 15 to 30 metres. The whole tree has a bitter taste and is believed to have medicinal properties. The leaves are oddly pinnate with 20 to 30 leaflets. It produces about 300 small white five-petalled flowers with an aromatic fragrance. The flowers are followed by a long oval fruit. The seeds are believed to have insect repellent properties.

Common name: Neem, scientific name: Azadirachta indica, also known as Neem tree, Indian sandalwood, Margoza tree, Origin: India, Pakistan-Myanmar; Type of life: Broad-leaved tree; Height: 15-30 m; Leaf colour: Green; Leaf shape: Pinnate; Inflorescence: Alternate; Leaf length: 20-40 cm; Leaf width: 3-8 cm; Leaf margin: Toothed; Flower colour: White; Flower diameter: 1 cm; Flowering season: May-June; Fruit diameter: 1.5-2 cm; Fruit shape: Long-ovoid Flowering season: May-June; Fruit diameter: 1.5-2cm; Fruit shape: oblong-oval; Fruiting season: local rainy season (January-February); Fruit colour: yellow/green; Uses: pest control and skin diseases.


  • Eye
    Sapindales
  • Family
    Meliaceae
  • Genus
    Azadiracht
  • Species
    A. indica
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Compound scape inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
    Odd pinnate compound leaf
  • Edge of the leaf
    Toothed
  • Life typebroad-leaved tree
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height1000.0 ~ 3000.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 1.0 cm

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