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Meliaceae

Meliaceae Juss. - Mahogany Family

1. Azadirachta indica A. Juss.

(Antelaea azadirachta, Azedarach deleteria, Azedarach fraxinifolia, Melia azadirachta, Melia fraxinifolia, Melia indica, Melia pinnata)

Common names: Nimtree

Extract from Wikipedia article: Azadirachta indica, also known as Neem, Nimtree, and Indian Lilac is a tree in the mahogany family Meliaceae. It is one of two species in the genus Azadirachta, and is native to India and the Indian subcontinent including Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Typically growing in tropical and semi-tropical regions. Neem trees now also grow in islands in the southern part of Iran. Its fruits and seeds are the source of neem oil.

LinkNimtree (Azadirachta indica) near Al Istiqlal Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, October 20, 2014
LinkFlowers of nimtree (Azadirachta indica) on Al Wosail Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 27, 2015
LinkInflorescence of nimtree (Azadirachta indica) on Al Wosail Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 27, 2015
LinkWhite flowers of nimtree (Azadirachta indica) on Al Wosail Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 27, 2015
LinkBlooming nimtree (Azadirachta indica) on Al Wosail Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 27, 2015
LinkCluster of flowers of nimtree (Azadirachta indica) taken from Al Wosail Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 27, 2015
LinkBlooming nimtree (Azadirachta indica) on United Nations Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, May 4, 2015
LinkGreen fruits of nimtree (Azadirachta indica) taken from Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, May 28, 2015
LinkNimtree (Azadirachta indica)(?) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, November 30, 2015

2. Melia azedarach L.

(Antelaea javanica, Azedaraca amena, Azedarach commelini, Azedarach deleteria, Azedarach odoratum, Azedarach sempervirens, Azedarach vulgaris, Azedara speciosa, Melia angustifolia, Melia argentea, Melia arguta, Melia australasica, Melia australis, Melia birmanica, Melia bogoriensis, Melia bukayun, Melia candollei, Melia chinensis, Melia cochinchinensis, Melia commelini, Melia composita, Melia dubia, Melia flaccida, Melia florida, Melia guineensis, Melia hasskarlii, Melia japonica, Melia javanica, Melia orientalis, Melia robusta, Melia sambucina, Melia sempervirens, Melia superba, Melia toosendan)

Common names: Chinaberry, Zanzalacht

Extract from Wikipedia article: Melia azedarach, commonly known by many names, including white cedar, chinaberry tree, bead-tree, Cape lilac, syringa berrytree, Persian lilac, and Indian lilac, is a species of deciduous tree in the mahogany family, Meliaceae, that is native to Indomalaya and Australasia.

LinkChinaberry (Melia azedarach) on Al Istiqlal Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 22, 2014
LinkChinaberry (Melia azedarach) in Dahl Al Hamam Park at Al Markhiya Street. Doha, Qatar, March 21, 2016

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