melia azedarach

ARCHIMEX archimex at archimex.com
Wed Sep 30 09:54:52 EST 1998


Sorry, I can't tell anything for the moment, I will give you information when
it will be possible.
Thanks.
Viviane Mahé

Ian Staples a écrit:

> In article <3611F4B0.B3D558BE at archimex.com>, archimex at archimex.com wrote:
> >Melia azedarach or Chinaberry or Texas umbrelle tree or Persian lilac.
>
> G'day Viviane,
>
> Just curious -- when I saw this, I at first assumed it was an old
> synonym for _Azidirachta indica_, the neem tree.  But I see that
> Willis [a rather old edition I have to confess] still treats your
> _Melia azedarach_ as a valid name.  In fact, he says it refers to
> something called the "beadtree" and adds that it is cultivated.
>
> So now I'm *really* curious! :-)  Just what is this plant?  What is
> it used for?  Why do you want leaves when it's called a beadtree?
>
> >We would like to buy young leaves of melia azedarach. Leaves have to be
> >frozen straight away after the crop. We urgently need about 2 tons.
>
> And you're not exactly looking for a small sample of the thing! :-)
>
> Cheers,  Ian S.
>
> P.S. Hmm... yes people do seems to have done a bit of work on this
> one. See:  http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/duke/farmacy2.pl for
> chemical data.
> Also see: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/duke/ethnobot.pl for the
> myriads of ethnobotanical uses.
>
> ianstDELETE at THISdpi.qld.gov.au






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