Difference between neem and mahaneem

posted May 22, 2014, 8:50 PM by Unknown user   [ updated May 22, 2014, 9:40 PM by Ms T Vento RTMS ]
Namasté and welcome to the indian blog.  Today we will learn about the difference between neem (azadirachta indica) and mahaneem (Melia azediracht).  I had previously made a post about neem but something baffled me when I found out there was a different variety that people mix up with neem all the time. This plant is called wild neem, wild margosa, indian lilac, mahaneem(Hindi), limda(gujarati), kathha vembhu(Tamil), and scientifically, Melia azediracht. It's just larger, darker, and has more flimsy branches than regular neem. Compare below...
"REAL" NEEM
"WILD" MAHA-NEEM



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