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Azadirachta indica

nim, neem

Family

Meliaceae

Native to

not native to Panamá

Type

tree

Height

tall (20 m/65 ft or more)

Height (m)

15 - 30

Deciduous/Evergreen

evergreen

Flower Color

white

Difficult Conditions Tolerated

Degraded Soil

Edible / Medicinal

Edible fruits, Medicinal

Other Uses

charcoal, insect repellent

Ecosystem Services

erosion control

Best Method of Propagation

seed

Tips for Cultivation

Neem oil can be attained from crushing its leaves or fruits and is used to create an organic pesticide that is less toxic than conventional agro-chemicals.