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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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It can grow in semi-shade light woodland or no shade. Genetics There have been few, if any, attempts to systematically explore, evaluate and improve the genetic material used in planting of S. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. The flowers are arranged in loose umbelliform heads, which develop in groups of in the axils of leaves on actively growing shoots.

It has been introduced and has naturalized in a number of tropical areas around the world. Large, handsome and spreading, the Rain Tree is easily recognised by its umbrella like canopy of evergreen, feathery foliage and puffs of pink flowers. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is hardy to zone UK 10 and is frost tender. Samanea saman is a deciduous Tree growing to 20 m 65ft by 30 m 98ft at a fast rate.

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.


Seed treatment for Albizia species. National Academy of Sciences. Samanea saman – Jacq. Preliminary trial of mangrove and mainland species in the Sundarban highlands.

For a list albizi references used on this page please go here A special thanks to Ken Fern for some of the information used on this page.

Samanea saman

Branching habit albjzia, but irregularities occur when the tree is damaged. The rich colour and beautiful but subtle grain of the heartwood, resembling black walnut Juglans nigramakes wood from larger trees highly prized for furniture e.

Promising agroforestry systems in Venezuela. The bark is used in the manufacture of a fermented sugar cane wine, known as basiand consumed in the Philippines.

Pertchik B, Pertchik H, Tell a friend about this flower! It takes a high polish but is often albizai cross-grained, making it difficult to work except when green. The fruit decoction is used as a CNS-sedative[ ]. The tree is grown to provide shade for other crops, including cocoa, coffee, tea and peppers[].

Albizia research in Honduras: Evaluation of tree species under silvipastural system.

Uses Top of page S. Each has a tube-shaped calyx and a tiny, yellow-lobed, crimson trumpet; bunches of long stamens, half pink and half white, protrude from albiizia. Along roads, parks and pastures. Genus name honors Filippo degli Albizzia, 18th century Italian naturalist, who introduced the szman to Italy in The leaves are not widely used for livestock fodder, but have been reported to be of high quality Larbi et al.

Second year growth measurements of five potential woodfuel species. Medicinally, the plant is used in the treatment of diarrhea, stomach pain, and sore throat. It is well represented in many languages and has numerous local names in its native range. Habitat Top of page The native habitat of S.

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Albizia saman – Wikipedia

Occurrence of trivoltine lac insects on Samania saman Jacq. Its dissemination in the West Indies certainly followed the growth of the cattle industry, as shipments of cattle from Venezuela were often accompanied by bags of S. Bernice Bishop Museum Special Publication The seeds are chewed for treating a sore throat[ ]. Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Intolerant of frost requires minimum temperature of degrees F.

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However, it is noted that this species has already been widely introduced and so any risk is likely to be associated with existing plantings. Garden Uses Impressive tropical shade tree. Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map. The trees have been planted in cities of Kudus and Demak and also will be planted along the shoulder of the road from Semarang to Losari.

Agronomia Tropical Maracay, Venezuela Plant resources of southeast Asia. Revegetation of acidic residues from bauxite mining using nodulated and mycorrhizal legume trees. Due to its dense canopy, rain tree is planted in plantations as shade tree for coffee, cacao, and other crops.