Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth.

 
  • Family : MIMOSACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Basionym : Mimosa lebbeck L.
  • Synonym(s) : Mimosa sirissa Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : 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 and 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
  • 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
  • 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 lebbeck. Downloaded on 17 August 2019.

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