Albizia procera (Roxb.) Benth.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA OR BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Species : Albizia procera
  • Basionym : Mimosa procera Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Albizia procera (Roxb.) Benth.
  • Common name : Hill Siris
  • Vernacular name : Safed Siris (Hin.); Bili bage, Belati, Bilishirasi mara (Kan.); Velvaagai, Kondavaaghe (Tam.); Talla-chinduga, Pasara ganni (Tel.); Sarapatri, Serbi, Garkhair, Maranga, Satpuri, Tentra (Ori.)
  • Key identification features : A large unarmed, fast growing, deciduous tree. Bark is whitish or grey, marked with horizontal lines, often stained with brown. Blaze red. Leaves are bi-pinnate with glands at the base of the petiole. Leaflets about 2-6 pairs with an oval gland below the uppermost pair. Inflorescence of 12-20-flowered head; stamens greenish-yellow fused in to a tube. Pod is thin 6-8 inches long and 1 inch broad.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : April-December
  • Comments : Occasional in deciduous forests along streams of Eastern Ghats. Often planted for ornament or in avenues.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Coimbatore district (Tamil Nadu State); Galikonda Hills (Visakhapatnam district), Kurnool district (Andhra Pradesh State); Odisha State
  • World Distribution : India, Andaman Island (India), Myanmar, Malesia
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; Naidu, M.T. & O.A. Kumar (2015). Tree species diversity in the Eastern Ghats of northern Andhra Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(8): 7443-7459
  • 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 procera. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.

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