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Azadirachta A. juss.

Trees with an indumentum of simple hairs. Leaves pinnate; leaflets opposite or subopposite. Flowers in many-flowered, axillary panicles, bisexual and male on the same tree. Calyx 5-lobed. Petals 5, free, imbricate, much longer than calyx. Staminal tube cylindrical; mouth expanded with 10 simple or 2-lobed appendages; anthers 10, glabrous, inserted at base of and opposite appendages, included. Disk annular, adnate to base of ovary. Ovary 3-locular; locules with 2 collateral ovules; style elongate, slender; style head ring-shaped with 3 acute partially fused stigmatic lobes. Fruit usually a 1-seeded drupe; seeds ovoid, pointed.

Indo-Malesian region, with 2 species; one in India.

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