Melia dubia Cav.

 
  • Family : MELIACEAE
    (Mahogany Or Neem Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : NEEM FAMILY (नीम फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MELIACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Melia composita Willd.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Melia azedarach L.
  • Common name : China Berry, Great Neem Tree, Big leaved Mahogany
  • Vernacular name : Mahanim, Ghora nim (Hindi); Bettada bevu mara, Arabevu mara (Kannada); Malaivaembu (Tamil); Munnatikaraka (Telugu); Batra, Mahanimbo (Oria); Maha-neem, Nimbara (Marathi); Malavemppu, Valiyaveppu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous, semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : On hills up to 750m.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Chittoor district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Konkan, NDK, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Solapur district
    • Odisha : Puri district, Angul district, Gajapati district, Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Kalrayan Hills (Salem district)
  • World Distribution : Tropical Asia, Australia, Africa
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Melia dubia. Downloaded on 19 October 2021.

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