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Melia azedarach L.
Chinaberrytree

Melia azedarach
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Meliaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Subtropical and tropical Asia; widely cultivated and naturalized elsewhere.

Map of Florida Locations

FLEPPC Status: Category II Invasive

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Melia azedarach has been found in the following 25 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
A.D. 'Doug' Barnes Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Arch Creek Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Caloosahatchee Regional Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Reported
Dupuis Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Florida City Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Indian Key Historic State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Ingram Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Kendall Indian Hammocks Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Koreshan State Historic Site Present Not Native, Naturalized
Medlock Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Mound Key Archaeological State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Nixon Smiley Pineland Addition Present Not Native, Naturalized
Porter-Russell Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rockdale Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Sunny Palms Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized

Melia azedarach has been found in the following 6 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Collier County Not Native, Naturalized
Lee County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized

Melia azedarach has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Floodplain Forest
Pine Rockland

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Melia azedarach
Copyright by: Shirley Denton