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. Leaves used as a natural insecticide or insect repellent, and seeds for production of neem oil (used in traditional medicine). Introduced in Western Asia, India, Sri Lanka, Malesia, tropical Africa (northern), Caribbean, South America (Ecuador) 

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

Common names
Name Language
Indian lilac English
margosa English
neem English
neem tree English
Niembaum German
Nimbaum German
margousier French
lilás-da-Índia Portuguese
sicómoro-bastardo Portuguese
ниим Russian
neem Hindi
pokok mambu Indonesian
arishtha Sanskrit