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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

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 select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1884 by J. Cosmo Melvill for the island of Key West. Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Sparingly naturalized.

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Melia azedarach has been reported from the following 2 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Reported
Indian Key Historic State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized




Melia azedarach has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Melia azedarach
Copyright by: Shirley Denton