Samanea saman (Jacq.) Merr.

 
  • Family : MIMOSACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Basionym : Mimosa saman Jacq.
  • Synonym(s) : Albizia saman (Jacq.) F. Muell.; Enterolobium saman (Jacq.) Prain ex King; Pithecellobium saman (Jacq.) Benth.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Albizia saman (Jacq.) Merr.
  • Common name : Rain Tree, Sleepy-faced Tree, Cow tamarind, Monkeypod, Rain tree
  • Vernacular name : Thoongumoonji maram (Tamil); Nidraganneru (Telugu); Chakunda (Oria); Mazhamaram, Urakamthoongimaram (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Planted as avenue tree
  • Comments / notes : Introduced; plains to foothills. Also planted
  • Flower, Fruit : January-July
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, East Godavari district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Telangana : Khammam district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Kandhamal district
    • Tamil Nadu : Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district
  • Native : Central & South America
  • World Distribution : Tropics of the World
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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=Samanea saman. Downloaded on 16 December 2019.

Botanical Description

Herbarium Specimen(s)

Field Image(s)

Comments

All fields are required






 
Creative Commons License
Digital Flora of Peninsular India by Herbarium JCB is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ernet.in.