Albizia procera (Roxb.) Benth.

  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Species : Albizia procera
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Albizia procera (Roxb.)Benth.
  • Common name : Hill Siris, White Siris
  • Vernacular name : Bili baage, Belati, Bilishirasi mara (Kan.)
  • Key identification features : A large unarmed, fast growing, deciduous tree. Bark is whitish or grey, marked with horizontal lines. Leaves are bi-pinnate with glands at the base of the petiole. Leaflets about 2-6 pairs with an oval gland below the uppermost pair. Inflorescence of 12-20-flowered head; stamens greenish-yellow fused in to a tube. Pod is thin 6-8 inches long and 1 inch broad.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : India, China, Malayan Archipelago, North-East Australia
  • Comments : Occasional in wet deciduous forests along Western Ghats. Wood is used for construction work, panelling, agricultural implements etc.
  • Conservation Status : Rare (R)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Hassan, Kodagu, Mysore, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha, 1984; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi


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