||Bergera koenigii Linn., Camunium koenigii (Linn.) Kuntze, Chalcas koenigii (Linn.) Kurz, Murraya foetidissima Teys.
|English / Trade Name
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Kadi Patta, Meethi Neem
||Plains to 1000m
||A subglobose berry, purplish-black when ripe; seeds upto 2
||Found in deciduous forests
||India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Indo-China, S.China and Hainan.
||Dark green to brownish, with numerous dots on it; its bark can be peeled off longitudinally, exposing the white wood underneath
|Distribution in Haryana
||Ambala, Bhiwani, Morni-Pinjore, Sirsa, Sonepat, Yamuna Nagar
||Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
|Description of Species
||Small or medium sized tree, most famous for its aromatic leaves that provide curry spice. Curry leaves are extensively used in Southern India and Sri Lanka (and are absolutely necessary for the authentic flavour), but are also of some importance in Northern India. It is a small tree, growing 4-6 m tall, with a trunk up to 40 cm diameter. The leaves are pinnate, with 11-21 leaflets, each leaflet 2-4 cm long and 1-2 cm broad. They are highly aromatic. The flowers are small white, and fragrant. The small black, shiny berries are edible, but their seeds are poisonous.
||The leaves are pinnate, with 11-21 leaflets, each leaflet 2-4 cm long and 1-2 cm broad.