EPPO Global Database

Azadirachta indica(MEIAD)

Last modification: 2001-11-08

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: MEIAD
  • Preferred name: Azadirachta indica
  • Authority: A. Jussieu


Bangladesh, northeast India, Indochina. Cultivated as a drought-resistant tree, often planted as a street tree, and for use of its leaves as a natural insecticide or insect repellent, and of its seeds for production of neem oil (used in traditional medicine). Introduced in Western Asia, Indian subcontinent generally, Malesia, tropical Africa (northern), Caribbean, South America (Ecuador) 

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Antelea azadirachta (Linnaeus) Adelbert
Melia azadirachta Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
neem English
neem tree English
Niembaum German
Nimbaum German
margousier French
ниим Russian