Albizia odoratissima (L.f.) Benth.

 
  • Family : MIMOSACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Basionym : Mimosa odoratissima L.f.
  • Synonym(s) : Acacia odoratissima (L.f.) Willd.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Albizia odoratissima (L.f.) Benth.
  • Common name : Black Siris, Kala siris, Ceylon rosewood
  • Vernacular name : Kala siris (Hindi); Kadu bage (Kannada); Karuvagai, Poovusalai (Tamil); Chinduga, Ganara (Telugu); Kala siriso, Sirish, Tinia, Sarsi tentura (Oria); Bhusirisah (Sanskrit); Kalasiras (Marathi); Karivaka, Karinthakara, Kunnivaka, Mellivaka, Nellivaga, Pulivaka (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in foothills to 1300m.
  • Key identification features : Flowers fragrant
  • Flower, Fruit : May-February
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh, Navendu Page & K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 23/03/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0624
  • Collection Locality : Yercaud-Salem Ghat road, Salem district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Kurnool district, West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Belagavi district, Hassan district, Tumakuru district, Mysuru district, Udupi district, Davanagare district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indo-China, Myanmar, West Malesia
  • 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; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore; Rao & Razi, 1981 – Flora of Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • 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 odoratissima. Downloaded on 23 October 2019.

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