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*Melia azedarach Linnaeus. Chinaberry, Carolina Mahogany, Umbrella-tree, Pride-of-India, White Cedar, Persian Lilac, Canelón, Paraíso. Phen: Apr-May; Sep-Oct. Hab: Disturbed areas, abandoned rural yards and fields; commonly cultivated in our area (mainly in the Coastal Plain) and commonly escaped. Dist: Native of se. Asia (Indomalesia).

Origin/Endemic status: E. and se. Asia

Other Comments: The fruits are sometimes used as beads; they are very poisonous if ingested.

Synonymy: = Bah, C, F, Fl4, G, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, RAB, S, S13, Tat, Tn, Tx, Va, WH3, Miller (1990)

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Aidan Campos source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Aidan Campos source | Original Image ⭷

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