50 Seeds Melia azedarach chinaberry tree
Commonly called Persian Lilac, White Cedar, Chinaberry or Bead Tree, Melia azedarach(syn. M. australis, M. japonica, M. sempervivens), is a deciduous tree in the mahogany family Meliaceae, native to India, southern China and Australia. In South Africa it is commonly but erroneously called Syringa, which is in fact the lilac genus. The genus Melia includes four other species, occurring from southeast Asia to northern Australia. They are all deciduous or semi-evergreen small trees. Indian Grey Hornbill Ocyceros birostris eating its berries at Roorkee in Haridwar District of Uttarakhand, India. Indian Grey Hornbill Ocyceros birostris eating its berries at Roorkee in Haridwar District of Uttarakhand, India.
The adult tree has a rounded crown, and measures between 7 and 12 metres in height. The flowers are small and fragrant, with five pale purple or lilac petals, growing in clusters. The fruit is a drupe, marble-sized, light yellow at maturity, hanging on the tree all winter, and gradually becoming wrinkled and almost white. leaves & green fruit in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. leaves & green fruit in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
The leaves are up to 50 cm long, alternate, long-petioled, 2 or 3 times compound (odd-pinnate); the leaflets are dark green above and lighter green below, with serrate margins. They have been used as a natural insecticide to keep with stored food, but must not be eaten as they are highly poisonous. A diluted infusion of leaves and trees has been used in the past to induce uterus relaxation.
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