Taxon  Report   5388    
Melia azedarach  L.
China berry tree,  Chinaberrytree, Persian lilac, china berry
Melia azedarach
© 2003 Debra Valov
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Melia azedarach
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Melia azedarach
© 2003 Debra Valov
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
© 2010 Barry Breckling
Genus: Melia
Communities: escaped cultivar

Toxicity: MAJOR

Arid West: Occurs in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Melia azedarach var. umbraculifera
More information about  Melia azedarach
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).