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  Albizia lebbeck
 
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Mimosoideae)
  Citation:  Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth. in Hook.'s London J. Bot. 3: 87. 1844; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 298. 1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 432(306). 1919; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 167. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 170. 1988; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 56. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 173. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 125. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 17. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 168. 1996; Chakrab. & Gangop., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 20: 589. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 126. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 120. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 111. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 203. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 266. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 336. 2009. Mimosa lebbeck L., Sp.Pl.516. 1753. Mimosa sirissa Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 544. 1832.
  Malayalam Name(s): Nenmenivaka, Kattuvaka, Karivaka, Karimthakara, Vaka
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): East India walnut, Lebbek tree, Raom tree, Siris tree, Soros-tree, Womans tongue
  Description: Deciduous trees; to 25 m high; bark 20-25 mm thick, surface yellowish-brown, rough, deeply fissured, exfoliating in irregular semi brittle scales. Leaves bipinnate, alternate, pinnae 2-4 pairs, 5.5-12 cm long, slender, glabrous, opposite, even pinnate, leaflets 8-20, opposite, even pinnate, petiolule to 1 mm long, a gland in between each leaflets, 2.7-5 x 1-2.5 cm, obliquely oblong, base of one half cuneate, other round, apex obtuse, margin entire, glabrous above and slightly pubescent beneath, coriaceous; midrib towards distal margin,stipulate; stipules small, free, lateral, cauducous; rachis 7-9 cm long, slender, grooved above, with a gland at its base, glabrous, pulvinate; lateral nerves 6-8 pairs, pinnate, slender, prominent, intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual, greenish-white, in subglobose heads, 3.5-3.7 cm long, solitary or 2-4 together in axillary corymbose racemes; peduncle 6-8 cm; bracts linear, cauducous; pedicels to 3 mm. Calyx tube funnel-shaped pubescent, 3-4.5×1.5-3 mm, teeth triangular. Petals united infundibuliform 7-10 mm long, greenish, lobes 5, lanceolate, pubescent without. Stamens many, filament tube shorter than corolla tube, filaments long exserted, green or pink; anthers very small. Ovary subsessile, glabrous, style 2.5 cm, filiform; stigma minute. Fruit a pod 20-30 x 4-5 cm, flat, oblong, compressed, straw coloured, base and apex obtuse, turgid above the seeded region; seeds 8-12, 6-10 x 5-8 mm, ovate, dull dark brown, flattened.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-December
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and South China
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Peechi, Anakunnu, Koruthode, Vengoli, Angamoozhy, Kannoth, Thottappally, Vandalodu
   
 
   
 
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