Azadirachta indica, Fam. Meliaceae
Tree, 15-20m (sometimes to 40m), crown diameter to 20m, evergreen, deeply fissured bark.
Locally Declared Plants
Under the Local Law provision of the Local Government Act 1993, Local Government may declare a weed specifically for their Council area and enforce their control.
|Form or habit:||Tree|
Alternate, crowded toward the ends of branches; pinnate, 200-400mm long, containing 20-30 opposite, strongly asymmetric dark green leaflets, 30-80mm long, with serrated margins.
|Flower description:||Cream, perfumed, 5-petalled, 10mm long, borne in clusters of 150-250 flowers.|
|Fruit description:||Yellow when mature, fleshy, ovoid or oblong single seeded drupes,10-30mm diameter.|
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|Origin:||India and Malaysia|
|Notes:||Spread by: animals (birds, bats, pigs), water, garden waste; also suckers from the roots. Notes: promoted for production of neem oil and grown in plantations as well as in gardens. A general environmental weed in other areas of Qld, WA and NT.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|