Melia azedarach

ClassificationDicots
FamilyMeliaceae
Family (Traditional)Meliaceae
GenusMelia
SpeciesMelia azedarach L.
Common NameChina berry, Chinaberrytree, Hog bush, Persian Lilac, Pride of India
Growth Habittree
Plant NotesTN-IPPC Rank: Emerging Threat
Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: tree; Woody/Herbaceous: woody; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Compound; Leaf Complexity: Bi1; Leaf Type: Broadleaf; Leaf Veination: Pinnate; Petiole Type: Petiolate; Leaf/Leaflet Shapes: Elliptic;Lanceolate;Ovate;Rhombic; Leaf/Leaflet Margins: Dentate;Denticulate;Lobed and Serrate;Serrate;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Purple; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 0.0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (UPL), EMP (UPL) (NWPL); TN[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Melia azedarach var. umbraculifera Melia azedarach var. umbraculifera Knox
Melia toosendan Melia toosendan

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Bedford (TN), Bradley (TN), Hamilton (TN), Lake (TN), Rutherford (TN), Shelby (TN), Tipton (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: MTSU, SWMT, UCHT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1941 - 1992

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
UCHT018021 Tennessee
UCHT
Melia azedarach
UCHT018019 Tennessee
UCHT
Melia azedarach
MTSU014436 Rutherford Tennessee Euple Ann Gilbert
14
MTSU
Melia azedarach
MTSU014438 Bedford Tennessee 09 Sep 1992 Kelly M. Skelton
MTSU
Melia azedarach
MTSU014440 Bradley Tennessee 23 Oct 1982 Barry Chumley
36
MTSU
Melia azedarach
N/A Shelby Tennessee 08 May 1959 Jerry Moser
UOS
Melia azedarach
SWMT02464 Tennessee 29 Jun 1941 H. Quenichet
SWMT
Melia azedarach
UCHT018016 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Melia azedarach
SWMT02465 Lake Tennessee 19 May 1941 Hes
SWMT
Melia azedarach
SWMT02463 Tennessee 10 May 1957 Clara Ann Mormann
SWMT
Melia azedarach
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Plant Photos

Melia azedarach - Dwayne Estes
Melia azedarach - Dwayne Estes
Melia azedarach - Dwayne Estes
Melia azedarach - Dwayne Estes
Melia azedarach - Dwayne Estes
Melia azedarach - Dwayne Estes
Melia azedarach - Milo Pyne
Melia azedarach - Milo Pyne
Melia azedarach - Theo Witsell
Melia azedarach - Theo Witsell
Melia azedarach - Theo Witsell
Melia azedarach - Theo Witsell
Melia azedarach - Theo Witsell
Melia azedarach - Theo Witsell
Melia azedarach - Theo Witsell
Melia azedarach - Theo Witsell