Taxon  Report   5388 
Melia azedarach  L.
China berry tree,  Chinaberrytree, Persian lilac, china berry
Melia azedarach
© 2007 Luigi Rignanese
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Melia azedarach
© 2003 Debra Valov
Melia azedarach
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Melia azedarach, a dicot, is a tree that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Melia azedarach
© 2003 Debra Valov
Genus: Melia
escaped cultivar
Wetlands: Arid West: Occurs in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Melia azedarach var. umbraculifera
More information about  Melia azedarach
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 22, 2018).

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