Melia azedarach L.
Species with description &
Melia dubia Cav.
Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)-
Melia dubia Cav. syn. Melia composita Willd.
Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah, D. Muralidhara Rao, K. Sri Ramamurthy
Melia azedarach &
Melia dubia Cav.
Melia : 1 post by 1 author.
I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Melia
Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.
Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.
If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.
Any comments/ corrections are welcome.
In Flora of India Vol-4 edited by P.K.Hajra, V.J.Nair & P. Daniel (1997)account of Meliaceae is written by S.S. Jain & S.S.R. Bennet. This document (Jain & Bennet, 1997) published by BSI differentiate Melia and Azadirachta as (partially modified here)-
Trees with covering of simple hairs; leaves unipinnate; stigma 3-lobed; drupes 1-seeded; endocarp thin …. Azadirachta (1 species only)
Trees with dense covering of stellate hairs; leaves 2-3-pinnate; stigma 4-8-lobed; drupes 3-8-seeded; endocarp stony … Melia ( 2 species)
Species of Melia are differentiated as-
Branchlets slender; flowers lilac, honey- scented; drupes to 2 cm long ……………. M.azedarach
Branchlets stout; flowers white, non scented; drupes 2.5-4 cm long ……………….. M. dubia