Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA OR BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Species : Albizia lebbeck
  • Basionym : Mimosa lebbeck L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth.
  • Common name : Siris Tree
  • Vernacular name : Vaagai, Vagli (Tam.); Dirisenamu, Dirasana (Tel.); Siriso, Sirson, Tinia (Ori.)
  • Collection Nos : FAP 36943; HJCB-E-0225
  • Collector(s) Name : K.R.K.Swamy; K.R.K.Swamy, Arun Singh R. & K.Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 04/03/2009; 28/11/2014
  • Collection Locality : Mobbuchintalapalle, Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh State; Tirumala Hills, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh State
  • Habitat : Scrub forest
  • Key identification features : A large deciduous tree with compound leaves. Branchlets puberulous or glabrous. Rachis about 10 cm long with gland near base of petiole. Pinnae usually in two pairs, with leaflets about 3-4 pairs. Flowers are greenish-white in head inflorescence, mildly fragrant. Fruit is a pod up to 35 cm, which is greenish when young, turning yellowish-brown upon maturity, flat and carries up to 6-10 seeds. Bark is brownish-grey, rough, with numerous sharp irregular cracks.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : February-April
  • Comments : On plains to 1200 m. Often planted as an avenue tree and self-sown.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : Tropical and sub-tropical Asia & Africa; Cultivated in other Tropics & sub-tropics
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Albizia lebbeck. Downloaded on 3 July 2020.

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