Azadirachta indica A.Juss. Main specimen
Meliaceae
{ Description | Leaf }

The leaves of Azadirachta indica grow alternately on the stem (spirally arranged).
The leaves are compound (pinnate). They are composed of about 6-10 pairs of sub-opposite leaflets (sometimes with a terminal leaflet). The compound leaf is 20-30 cm long and 10-15 cm wide with a 4-6 cm long petiole. The leaflets are bright green coloured above and paler beneath. The leaflet is coriaceous. They are 6-8 cm long and 2-2.5 cm wide. The blade is lanceolate, curved (falcate), the apex is acuminate, the base is oblique and the margins are serrate except near the base.
The leaflets have a 2-3 mm long petiolule. The venation of the leaf is reticulate with a prominent midrib.

Azadirachta indica compound leaf (upper side)
Azadirachta indica compound leaf (lower side)
Azadirachta indica leaflets (lower and upper sides)
Azadirachta indica leaflet (lower and upper sides)
Azadirachta indica leaf
Azadirachta indica leaflet
Azadirachta indica young leaf
Azadirachta indica new leaf
Date of collection
12/09/2015
Collected by
N.L.I.B.
GPS coordinates
11.99411 N - 79.82361 E
Locality
Pitchandikulam Forest, Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India