Albizia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr.

 
  • Family : MIMOSACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BABOOL FAMILY (बबूल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Albizia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr.
  • Common name : Sau tree
  • Vernacular name :
    • Mottavaka, Ponthamvaka, Pottavaka, Vaaka (Malayalam)
    • Pila vagei (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Tropical evergreen forests, deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : In damper forests, usually near streams
  • Key identification features : Large deiciduous tree
  • Flower, Fruit : March-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Davanagare district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Hassan district, Tumakuru district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Pune district
    • Odisha : Rayagada district, Ganjam district, Mayurbhanj district, Angul district, Kalhandi district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dindigul district, Salem district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district
    • West Bengal : Darjeeling district
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Arunachal Pradesh
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, China, Malesia
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Indo-China, S. China, Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1
    • R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District
    • H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa
    • Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India
    • Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1
    • Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan
    • Saldanha, 1984
    • Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri
    • Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi
    • Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District
    • Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Albizia chinensis. Downloaded on 22 June 2024.

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