Albizia odoratissima (L.f.) Benth.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Species : Albizia odoratissima
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Albizia odoratissima (L.f.)Benth.
  • Common name : Black Siris
  • Vernacular name : Bhusirisah (San.); Kala siris (Hin.); Kaadu-baage (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 3251, KFP 11156
  • Collector(s) Name : P.Prakash; S.B.Manohar & G.S.Siddalingappa
  • Key identification features : A large evergreen tree. Bark is grey with darker patches and irregular cracks. Leaves are twice compound, alternate with a swollen leaf base. Flowers are minute, fragrant, with a slender, long, exserted stamens and aggregated into compact head. Inflorescence are borne terminally on highly branched axis. Pods are thin, brownish.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : Tropical Asia
  • Comments : Grows in moist-deciduous forests. Wood is useful for construction works, panelling, agricultural implements and furniture. Flowers sweet-scented. Yeilds a valuable timber.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : State Forest Huliyurdurga (Tumkur)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Belgaum, Davanagere, Hassan, Kodagu, Tumkur, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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