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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Samanea saman – Useful Tropical Plants

Most names that originated in Europe where the tree hardly grows at all are some sa,an of “rain tree”. Intolerant of frost requires minimum temperature of degrees F. Albizia saman is a well-known tree, rivalled perhaps only by lebbeck and pink siris among its genus.

In Hawaii, bowls and other craft products made from the wood are in such high demand that the local wood supply is supplemented by imports from Indonesia a,bizia the Philippines[ ]. Office of Forests, Division of Botany, Lae. Incorporating indigenous knowledge of fodder trees into small-scale silvopastoral systems in Jamaica.

Samanea saman

Samanea is a small genus of three species. University of Hawaii, USA: A manual of New Guinea legumes. It can fix Nitrogen.

Biomass productivity relative to net photosynthetic rate, allbizia carboxylase activity, soluble protein and nitrogen contents in ten tree species. A moderately durable wood, it is also used in boat building[ ].


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Nitrogen Fixing Tree Research Reports, 8: Effect of various pretreatments on seed germination of some forest tree species. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status.

Beneficial effects of some leguminous shade trees on grassland in Malaya. The zlbizia can also be dried and milled into a meal that makes an excellent animal feed, which is exported on a small scale in some South American countries.

However, reference sources are somewhat conflicting as to the degree of naturalization and invasion, especially where it spreads on disturbed sites often in Pacific and Caribbean islands. Seed treatment for Albizia species. Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. Slbizia has a tube-shaped calyx and a tiny, yellow-lobed, crimson trumpet; bunches of long stamens, half pink and half white, protrude from each.

This is an ornamental tropical shade tree that grows to ‘ tall with a broad, flattened, umbrella-like crown spreading to ‘ in diameter. Home-made hot-wire seed scarifier.

Space JC, Falanruw M, The bark is used in the manufacture of a fermented sugar cane wine, known as basiand consumed in the Philippines. Occurrence of trivoltine lac insects on Samania saman Jacq.

Van Vigyan, 33 2: It is albzia tree of rapid growth, brought originally from Central America to Sri Lanka and forwarded from there because it was considered to be a tree of great value for railway fuel.


Its origin is the moisture that collects on the ground under the tree, largely the honeydew -like discharge of cicadas feeding on the leaves.

Samanea saman Rain Tree, False Powder Puff, Monkey Pod PFAF Plant Database

aobizia Yields of up to kilos of pods per year can be obtained from trees 15 years old[ ]. Pod set is low with fruit: Saman Albizia saman in agroforestry systems in Venezuela In: The flowers are arranged in loose umbelliform heads, which develop in groups of in the axils of leaves on actively growing shoots.

Views Read Edit View history. In areas of high rainfall the tree has a tendency to be shallow-rooted, but is deep rooted when grown in drier areas[ ].

Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts. Pulp inside the pod is sticky, sweet and edible for humans. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can.