Bead Tree (Melia azederach)
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The seed contains up to 40% of a drying oil. It is used for lighting, varnish etc[4, 74].
The musk-scented seeds are used as beads in rosaries[1, 51, 89, 158, 245].
The fruits are a source of a flea powder and an insecticide[46, 74]. The whole fruit is ground up and used. The fruit pulp is also used as an insect repellent.
The leaves repel mosquitoes and other insects[89, 148, 178].
Wood – tough, durable, moderately heavy, somewhat brittle, handsomely marked, takes an excellent polish. It has a musk-like aroma. It is used for making furniture, packing cases etc[114, 146, 149, 227]. Because it is fast-growing, it is often used as a fuel.
Cultivation & Habitat
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