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Published in Scientific Papers. Series B, Horticulture, Volume LIX
Written by Aysun CAVUSOGLU, Melekber SULUSOGLU

Melia azedarach L. (Family: Meliaceae), is a perennial, deciduous woody plant and is native in some parts of Asia temperate, Asia tropical, Australasia and Pacific but the tree has been distributed nearly all over the world, including Northern and Southern hemisphere. Every plant tissue or parts of Melia azedarach have bioactive compounds. So its traditional usage or benefit make the plant greatly interesting in science for human, animal and plant health at last decades. The new scientific findings may lead to the plant a part of new generation bioindustry as drug, pesticide etc., and this will cause a demand of raw material without interruption. Due to the geographical differences, the phenological and morphological features can be different more or less. Based on this idea the present study was performed in 2013-2014 (along 24 months) plant growth season in Kocaeli city located in the East Marmara Region in the North-Western part of Turkey. Aims of the study were obtain phenological and morphological characteristics of a Melia azedarach tree. Determined morphological characters were on leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds additionally phenological parameters observed and presented.

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