Albizia falcataria (L.) Fosberg

 
  • Family : MIMOSACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Basionym : Adenanthera falcataria L.
  • Synonym(s) : Paraserianthes falcataria (L.) I.C.Nielsen; Albizia moluccana Miq.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Falcataria moluccana (Miq.) Barneby & J.W.Grimes
  • Vernacular name : Kattamaram (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Raised in plantations, also in homesteads
  • Comments / notes : Introduced in higher hills in coffee plantations.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-June
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Tamil Nadu : Yercaud Hills (Salem district)
  • World Distribution : India, Molluccas, New Guinea, New Britain, Solomon Islands
  • Literature : 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.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Albizia falcataria. Downloaded on 17 August 2019.

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