Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Melia azedarach L.

Family: Meliaceae Genus: Melia Species: Melia azedarach L.






Synonym Melia composita Benth.
Flower Color Blue - Purple
Common Name Bakain, Drek Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Chinaberry Tree, Indian Lilac Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Seizrak Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 1200 m Fruit Type Drupe
Habit Tree Fruit Details The fruit is marble-sized, light yellow at maturity, hanging on the tree all winter and gradually becoming wrinkled and almost white
Habitat Occurs primarily in disturbed areas and also cultivated Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, China, Japan and large parts of northern & Eastern Australia Bark Details Bark smooth greenish-brown when Young
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Bi-pinnate
Description of Species Tree has a rounded crown, and commonly measures 7–12 metres (20–40 ft) tall, however in exceptional circumstances can attain a height of 45 m Leaf Details The leaves are up to 50 cm long, alternate, long-petioled, Two Or Three Times Compound (odd-pinnate); The leaflets are dark green above and lighter green below with serrate margins

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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