Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth.

 
  • Family : MIMOSACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BABOOL FAMILY (बबूल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Basionym : Mimosa lebbeck L.
  • Synonym(s) : Acacia lebbeck (L.) Willd.; Acacia macrophylla Bunge; Acacia seeressa Roxb. ex Steud.; Acacia speciosa (Jacq.) Willd.; Albizia latifolia Boivin; Albizia speciosa (Jacq.) Benth.; Feuilleea lebbeck (L.) Kuntze; Inga borbonica Hassk.; Inga leucoxylon Hassk.; Mimosa flexuosa Rottler ex Wight & Arn.; Mimosa seeressa Steud.; Mimosa sirissa Roxb.; Mimosa speciosa Jacq.; Pithecellobium splitgerberianum Miq.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth.
  • Common name : Siris Tree, East India walnut, Lebbek tree, Raom tree, Soros-tree, Womans tongue
  • Vernacular name :
    • Vagai, Kona, Vagli (Tamil)
    • Dirisenamu, Dirasana, Dirisana (Telugu)
    • Siriso, Sirson, Tinia (Oria)
    • Ahirish (Marathi)
    • Nenmenivaka, Kattuvaka, Karivaka, Karimthakara, Vaka (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Scrub forests, roadsides, also in plains
  • Comments / notes : On plains to 1200m. Often planted.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-May
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy; Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh & K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 04-03-2009; 28-11-2014
  • Collection Nos : FAP 36943; HJCB-E-0225
  • Collection Locality : Mobbuchintalapalle, Kadapa district (AP); Tirumala to Alipiri Ghat road, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : All districts of Karnataka
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Common
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
    • Andaman and Nicobar Islands : Interview Island, North and Middle Andaman,Coco Island
    • Lakshadweep : Agatti Islands, Kavaratti Islands, Minicoy Islands
  • Native : Tropical Himalaya
  • World Distribution : Tropical & sub-tropical
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2
    • J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1
    • R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District
    • R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District
    • 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 – Flora of Hassan
    • Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi
    • Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri
    • Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore
    • Seetharam et al., 2000 – Flora of Gulbarga
    • Rao & Razi, 1981 – Flora of Mysore
    • Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi
    • Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere
    • Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India
    • Parkinson, C.E. 1923. A Forest Flora of the Andaman Islands, Govt. of India, Shimla
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    • C., Sudhakar Reddy & Roy, Parth. (2011). Plant Diversity of Lakshadweep Islands.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Albizia lebbeck. Downloaded on 20 June 2024.

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