EPPO Global Database

Azadirachta indica(MEIAD)

Code created in: 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, India, 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
lilás-da-Índia Portuguese
sicómoro-bastardo Portuguese
ниим Russian
pokok mambu Indonesian