Melia azedarach L.

Cape Lilac

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A fast-growing deciduous tree, 20-45 m in height and diameter up to 120 cm in moist situations but a smaller tree in drier conditions. Branchlets are brown with prominent leaf scars and reddish brown lenticels. Leaves are bipinnate, about 40 cm long with pairs of opposite, ovate leaflets, 2-7 cm long. ... source: Australian Biological Resources Study - Species Bank

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