Flora of the Nilgiris

Plants from Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)
Meliaceae
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Toona ciliata Roemer

English Name : Indian mahogany
Irula Name : Kilingi
Tamil Name : Santhana vembu, Thera tharam
Hindi Name : Tun


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Soymida febrifuga (Roxb.) Adr. Juss.



Tamil Name : Shem, Somi, Sittathi
Hindi Name : Rohan


Habit : A moderate-sized tree.

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Melia dubia Cav.


Irula Name : Malaivembu
Tamil Name : Malaivembu



Habit : A large densely foliaceous deciduous tree.

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Cipadessa baccifera (Roth) Miq.


Irula Name : Sirugoli
Tamil Name : Pulippanchedi, Savattu chedi
Hindi Name : Nal bila


Habit : An unarmed tall shrub or small tree.

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Azadirachta indica Adr. Juss.

English Name : Margosa, Indian Lilac
Irula Name : Bemba mara
Tamil Name : Veppa, Vembu
Hindi Name : Neem
Malayalam Name : Vembu

Habit : A medium sized semi-evergreen tree.

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