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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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Invasive plant species in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia. An infusion of the leaves is used as a laxative[ ]. Nutritive evaluation of rain tree Samanea saman pods.

If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment ssman link below. Environment and Ecology, 15 4: A crude aqueous or alcoholic extract of the leaves is observed to have an inhibiting effect on Mycobacterium tuberculosis[ ]. Top 10 insect repellent plants Top 10 lilies plants Top 10 low care plants Top 10 lucky plants Top 10 medicinal plants Top 10 money spinning trees Top 10 mosquito repell plants.

Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. Effects of dry tropical forest fragmentation on the reproductive success and genetic structure of the tree Samanea saman.

Agronomia Tropical Maracay, Venezuela Delhi, India; Controller of Publications. A moderately durable wood, it is also used in boat building[ ]. Intensity of predation on Pithecellobium saman Leguminosae by Merobruchus columbinus and Stator limbatus Bruchidae in Costa Rican deciduous forest. Home-made hot-wire seed scarifier. A valuable fuel wood, dead and defective branches from shade trees are a major source of fuel.


Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. Its range extends from Mexico south to Peru and Brazilbut it albixia been widely introduced to South and Southeast Asiaas well as the Pacific Islandsincluding Hawaii. The name “rain tree” was coined in tropical India, especially Bengal. Impressive tropical shade tree.

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

The tree is grown to provide shade for other crops, including cocoa, coffee, tea and peppers[]. Samanea saman – Jacq. It tolerates alizia humid conditions, but does not tolerate water-logging. 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.

However, it is noted that this species has already been widely introduced and so any risk is likely to be associated with existing plantings. Trees are basically evergreen, but are native to areas of Central and South America that have pronounced dry seasons where the trees exhibit semi-deciduous tendencies leaflets drop during the dry season but reappear as soon as moisture returns. The terminal or central flower on each head is sessile and enlarged compared to the peripheral flowers.

During the rest of the year, too, there are usually quite a few flowers to be seen.

Albizia saman (rain tree)

The leaves fold in rainy weather and in the evening, hence the name “rain tree” and “five o’clock tree” Pukul Lima in Malay. A new generic system for the Ingeae, including a detailed taxonomic account of Samanea, has recently been completed Barneby and Grimes,clarifying the identity of Samanea saman and providing a more stable classification for the future.


They are green and fleshy when unripe, and turn dark blackish-brown when ripe. The pods can be eaten and the pulp can be made into drink.

Culture Winter hardy to USDA Zones where it is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Flowering trees of the Caribbean.

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Summary of Invasiveness Top of page S. Can be applied to all house plants and vegetable plants. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. The bark is grey-brown, rough and furrowed into ridges. Soil Tolerances Top of page Soil drainage free seasonally waterlogged Soil reaction acid neutral Soil texture heavy medium.

Wood is used for making furniture and carved bowls. Bioresource Technology, 46 3: Pods can be ground up and converted to alcohol as an energy source. The flowers appear like round, silken tufts, but actually each flower stalk bears one central and a surrounding circlet of florets, up to twenty in number.

Trees for development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Indian Forester, 1: Commonwealth Forestry Review, sakan 3: Its present-day distribution in the Americas is also in slbizia, probably generated by seed dispersal following introduction of horses and cattle Janzen and Martin, In either case, the seed is then soaked for 12 – 24 hours in warm water before sowing[ ]. For a list of references used on this page please go here A special thanks to Ken Fern for some of the information used on this page.