- Flower nameNeem
- Scientific nameAzadirachta 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.