Neem Tree Pictures and Facts of Azadirachta indica

Picture of a Neem Tree
Picture of a Neem Tree (Azadirachta indica)
Photo of a Neem Tree
Neem tree fruits (Azadirachta indica) seeds
Picture of Neem Tree Fruits
Neem Tree Flowers (Azadirachta indica)
Picture of Neem Tree Flowers
Picture by, J.M.Garg, Picture use (cc2)

The Neem Tree, (Azadirachta indica) Species, also known as Indian Lilac or नीम "Neem" (Hindi), is a large semi-evergreen tree of the East Indies and is native to India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh growing in tropical and semi-tropical regions. Neem trees also grow in the southern part of Iran where they are known as "Cherish" چریش" in Persian. The Neem tree is fast growing, and can reach a height of 15 to 20 metres (49-66 ft), and rarely to 35 to 40 metres (115-130 ft). Neem trees are evergreen, however in severe drought they will shed most or nearly all leaves and go into dormancy to prevent water loss.

Neem trees are widely used for their fruits and seeds, the seed being the source of aromatic Neem oil. The trunk exudes a tenacious gum. The tender shoots and flowers of the neem tree are eaten as a vegetable in India, and the bark is bitter and used as a tonic. This tree is very important in some local economies, where people buy and sell Neem tree products.

Facts about the Azadirachta indica species of trees for identification;
  • Species Scientific Name = Azadirachta indica
  • Species Common Names =
    • Neem and or Indian Lilac (in English)
    • Neem नीम (Hindi)
    • Neem نیم (Urdu). The Urdu name is the same as that used in Nepali, Hindi, and Bengali (নিম).
    • Nim নিম (Bengali)
    • Neem نيم (Arabic)
    • Cherish چریش (Persian)
    • Azad Dirakht (Persian)
    • Bevu ಕಹಿ ಬೇವು (Kannada)
    • Nimm (Punjabi)
    •   אזדרכת (Hebrew)
    • Hinda azadiraĥto, nimo (Esperanto language)
    • Paraiso (Spanish)
    • Vembu வேம்பு (Tamil)
    • Arya Veppu (Malayalam)
    • Vepa వేప (Telugu)
    • Kodu nimb (Konkani)
    • Muarubaini (Swahili)
    • Limdo (Gujarati language)
    • කොහොඹ (Kohomba, Sinhala)
    • Tamar (Burmese)
    • Kadu-Limba (Marathi)
    •  ស្ដៅ (Sdao, Khmer)
    •  สะเดา (Sadao, Thai)
    • Maliyirinin (Bambara language)
    • sầu đâu, xoan Ấn Độ (Vietnamese)
    • Arishta, Nimba, Picumarda (Sanskrit, Oriya)
    • Nimtree
    • Vepu (వేపు)
    • Margosa
    • Dongoyaro