Synonyms: Inga saman, Inga salutaris, Enterolobium saman, Acacia Other major authorities accepting Albizia saman as the accepted name include: ILDIS. Albizia saman. Fabaceae – Mimosoideae. F. Muell. Typical flowering tree of A. saman with heavy branching and wide spreading crown here protected in fields in. Large, handsome and spreading, the Rain Tree is easily recognised by its umbrella like canopy of evergreen, feathery foliage and puffs of pink.

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It is often placed in the genus Samanea[3] which by yet other authors is subsumed in Albizia entirely. Garden Uses Impressive tropical shade tree. In Costa Rica, parrots may harvest up to a third of the expanded green fruits of S.

Pod set is low with fruit: Afforestation on the Guadalcanal grasslands. Whenever livestock are around fruits never accumulate beneath the tree. It can fix Nitrogen. Evaluation of trees and shrubs for forage and fuelwood in northeast Thailand.

Silk tree, guanacaste, monkey’s earring: Sign up for our e-newsletter. Kuntze Inga cinerea Willd. Leaves are large, mm long x cm wide, bipinnate, with pairs of pinnae per leaf, pairs of leaflets per pinna and large leaflets, mm long x mm wide. Report to the Kingdom of Tonga on invasive plant species of environmental concern.

Little or nothing is known about patterns albizja genetic diversity in S. Species Profiles for Pacific Island Agroforestry ver. Asman Hawaii and Thailand the wood is used to make the famous, albeit mis-named, ‘monkey-pod’ bowls.


Albizia saman – Wikipedia

Possibilities and limits of agroforestry: A note on the use of saman fruit Pithecellobium saman in pig food rations. This species is globally distributed in Indo-Malesia. Humboldt mentioned the tree was reported to have changed little since the Spanish colonization of Venezuela ; wlbizia estimated it to be as old as the famous Canary Islands dragon tree Dracaena draco of Icod de los Vinos on Tenerife.

Tolerates light shade, but best flowering is in full sun. It can also be messy as an ornamental tree, dropping sticky flower parts and pods on parked cars Little and Skolmen, Physiology and Phenology Flowering and reproductive biology of S. In areas of high rainfall the zlbizia has a tendency to be shallow-rooted, but is deep rooted when grown in drier areas[ ].

Growth and wood characteristics of four fast growing tree species in Bangladesh. Agroforestry Systems, 51 3: Bark dark grey to light brown with horizontal lenticels.

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Albizia saman is a well-known tree, rivalled perhaps only by lebbeck and pink siris among its genus. This is an ornamental tropical shade tree that grows to ‘ tall with a broad, flattened, umbrella-like crown spreading to ‘ in diameter.

The samna is light in weight but highly durable.

The fruit decoction is used as a CNS-sedative[ ]. In either case, the seed is then soaked for 12 – 24 hours in warm water before sowing[ ]. Effect of scarification treatments on the germination of Leucaena leucocephala, Albizia lebbeck and Samanea saman [Albizia saman].


Seed treatment for Albizia species. With its rich dark-and-light pattern, the wood is highly prized for carvings, furniture and panelling.

Samanea Saman, Albizia saman, Rain Tree – 0.5 Kg Seeds

Pithecellobium saman delayed fruit development in Costa Rican deciduous forest. Malayan Agricultural Journal, Kuala Lumpur 32 2 This can be hazardous as the tree is very commonly used for avenue plantation.

Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is defined as the pagename Wikipedia articles with GND identifiers. National Academy of Sciences. Southeast Asian Studies, 28 2: Invasive plant species in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia. Notes on Taxonomy and Nomenclature Top of page Generic delimitation within the tribe Ingeae of family Fabaceae, subfamily Mimosoideae has long been known to present particular difficulties.

Evaluation of rain tree fruit meal Enterolobium [Samanea] saman as feed for sheep. However, most trials suggest that early growth is generally slower than commonly planted fast-growing species, e.

Agroforestry Systems, 9 1: Plant resources of southeast Asia. However, where there is a strong market for wood carvings, the wood is considered too valuable to be used as fuel[ ]. The bark is grey-brown, rough and furrowed into ridges. Advances in Agricultural Research in India, 4: Mature trees provide excellent shade.

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