Samanea saman (Jacq.) Merr.

 
  • Family : MIMOSACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BABOOL FAMILY (बबूल फैमिली)
  • 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 6 April 2020.

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