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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Leucpna Research Reports, 8: When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status.

Multipurpose tree trials in Acosta-Puriscal, Costa Samah. This species is globally distributed in Indo-Malesia. This can be dome by carefully making a nick in the seedcoat being careful not to damage the seed or soaking larger quantities of seed in hot water for 3 minutes.

Commonly found in Northern South America, Samanea saman or Rain Tree is a multi-purpose tree often cultivated for its timber and as food, medicine, and gums among others.

Samanea saman

These are oval and have no stalks, becoming larger and more curved towards the end. Effect of scarification treatments on the germination of Leucaena leucocephala, Albizia lebbeck and Samanea saman [Albizia saman]. Incorporating indigenous knowledge of fodder trees into small-scale silvopastoral systems in Jamaica. It prefers a mean annual temperature in the range 20 – 35c, being liable to damage if temperatures ever drop below 8c.

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The exposed and conspicuous stamen filaments are bright or pale pink and showy. Properties and identification of S. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. The pods, which are produced in the middle of the dry season, may equal good quality hay in nutritive value and are avidly consumed by cattle, goats pigs and other herbivores. It is a stately tree, with heavy, nearly horizontal branches and an umbrella-shaped crown.

Albizia saman (rain tree)

As a prime source of dry season feed and an unsurpassed shade tree, S. Promising agroforestry systems in Venezuela.

The set was left intact after filming, but was destroyed by Hurricane Flora in The sticky sweet-flavoured pulp of the pods is often eaten by children and can be used in fruit drinks. Nitrogen Fixing Tree Research Reports, 2: One notable old S.

Genus name honors Filippo degli Albizzia, 18th century Italian naturalist, who introduced the genus to Italy in The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. Each has a tube-shaped calyx and a tiny, yellow-lobed, crimson trumpet; bunches alizia long stamens, half pink and half white, protrude from each. Qualitative study of the nodulating ability of legumes of Pakistan.

Office of Forests, Division of Botany, Lae. Flowering trees of the Caribbean. Bioresource Technology, 46 3: They are green albozia fleshy when unripe, and turn dark blackish-brown when ripe.


Flowers are believed to be pollinated by large night-flying hawk and noctuid moths, the central, enlarged flower of the inflorescence providing nectar. You will receive a range of benefits including: It is also used for carts, wheels, farm implements and construction timbers. Guide to the naturalized and invasive plants of Eastern Africa, [ed.

All plant pages have alblzia own unique code. Other Uses The bark is an abundant source of gums and resins[]. Further aaman may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report. Relative suitability of different tree species for copper mine overburdens.

Trees have been shown to nodulate effectively in Hawaii, Malaysia and the Philippines with a wide range of strains of Rhizobium Allen and Allen, Revegetation of acidic residues from bauxite mining using nodulated and mycorrhizal legume trees. Agronomia Tropical Maracay, Venezuela Missouri Botanical Garden Shaw Blvd. However, it is noted that this species has already been widely introduced and so any risk is likely to be associated with existing plantings.