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What is Neem ?
      Neem (Azadirachta indica) is an evergreen tree natvie to India. Neem is a tree in the mahogany family meliaceae.
      Neem is a tropical - sub tropical tree. It can grow upto height of of 15-20 m and dense rounded crown of pinnate leaves can spread upto 12-15m in diameter over the age.
      The trunk can reach upto diameter 1m-1.5m. Neem root system consists of a taproot and lateral roots. It has hard,scaly, brown bark. The alternate, pinnate leaves are 20-40 cm long. The very young leaves are reddish to purple in colour.
      The white flowers are relatively small, 5-6mm long and 8-11mm wide. The elongate oval fruit is green in color when it is unripe and turns to yellow as it is ripe. It has thin waxy skin and bitter sweet pulp.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom:     Plantae

Division:      Magnoliophyta

Order:         Sapindales

Family:        Meliaceae

Genus:        Azadirachta

Species:       A. indica

Binomial name

Azadirachta indica A.Juss.

Neem Links

Neem Books

Neem: A Tree for Solving Global Problems

Neem: India's Miraculous Healing Plant

Neem: The Ultimate Herb

Neem: The Divine Tree, Azadirachta Indica (Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, Industrial Profiles)

Neem in sustainable agriculture

Monograph on neem
(Azadirachta indica A. juss.)

Neem and environment

Neem: Today and in the New Millennium

Neem and Pest Management

Neem: A Tree for Solving Global Problems