Albizia odoratissima (L.f.) Benth.

  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Species : Albizia odoratissima
  • Basionym : Mimosa odoratissima L.f.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Albizia odoratissima (L.f.) Benth.
  • Common name : Black Siris
  • Vernacular name : Kala siris (Hin.); Kaadu bage (Kan.); Karuvaagai, Poovusalai (Tam.); Chinduga, Ganara (Tel.); Kala siriso, Sirish, Tinia, Sarsi tentura (Ori.); Bhusirisah (San.)
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0624
  • Collector(s) Name : K.R.K.Swamy, Arun Singh R., Navendu Page & K.Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 23/03/16
  • Collection Locality : Yercaud-Salem Ghat road, Salem district, Tamil Nadu State
  • Habitat : Deciduous forest
  • Key identification features : A large evergreen tree. Bark is grey with darker patches and irregular cracks. Leaves are twice compound, alternate with a swollen leaf base. Flowers are minute, fragrant, with a slender, long, exserted stamens and aggregated into compact head. Inflorescence are borne terminally on highly branched axis. Pods are thin, brownish.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : May-February
  • Comments : Occasional in foothills to 1300 m in deciduous forests throughout the ghats.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : India, Himalaya, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Indo-China, Malesia, South-East Asia
  • 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; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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. odoratissima. Downloaded on 3 July 2020.


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