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  Albizia odoratissima
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Mimosoideae)
  Citation:  Albizia odoratissima (L. f.) Benth. in Hook.'s London J. Bot. 3: 88. 1844; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 299. 1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 431(306). 1919; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 167. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 149. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 93. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 170. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 187. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 57. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 173. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 125. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 11,17. 1996; Chakrab. & Gangop., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 20: 593. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 168. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 112. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 241. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 126. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 120. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 111. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 236. 2002; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 267. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 336. 2009. Mimosa odoratissima L. f., Suppl. Pl. 437. 1781. Acacia odoratissima (L.f.) Willd., Sp. Pl. 4: 1063. 1806.
  Malayalam Name(s): Karivaka, Karinthakara, Kunnivaka, Mellivaka, Nellivaga, Pulivaka
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Black siris, Kala siris, Ceylon rosewood
  Description: Deciduous trees; to 30 m high; bark 10-15 mm thick, surface greyish-brown to dark brown, rough, irregularly cracked; branchlets blackish to brown, terete, 2-6 mm thick, initially tawny pubescent, finally glabrous. Leaves bipinnate, alternate, pinnae 2-8 pairs, opposite, even pinnate, 5-13 cm long, slender, puberulent, glands between the junctions of 1-2 distal pairs of pinnae, leaflets 14-40, opposite, even pinnate, sessile, 1.8-2.5 x 0.5-1.2 cm, oblong, apex obtuse and apiculate, base oblique, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; stipule free, lateral, caducous; rachis 20-30 cm long, stout, grooved above, spulvinate, brown pubescent, with a gland at the base; midrib subcentral to submarginal, lateral nerves 3-6 pairs, pinnate, slender, prominent, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers bisexual, white, in globose heads forming terminal panicles; peduncle, slender, puberulous. Calyx tube cupular, 1-1.5 x 1-1.3 mm, teeth minute, deltoid, pubescent. Petals connate, broadly funnel shaped, lobes 5, ovate-lanceolate, pubescent. Stamems many, 1.2-2 cm long, monadelphous at base, tube as long as or shorter than the corolla tube. Ovary stipitate, glabrous or pilose, style filiform, stigma terminal. Fruit a pod 15-20 x 2.5-3.7 cm, flat, strap-shaped, with parallel margin or often some portion constricted, rounded to rostrate at apex, glabrous, often glossy, reddish-brown to dark brown, finely reticulately veined; seeds 6-12, oblong, orbicular, compressed.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-January
  District(s): All Districts
  Habitat: Deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 300-750
  Localities: Peechi, Vazhani, Kattalappara, Kuttar, Karimutty, Thekkady, Kottamala, Koruthode, Parambikulam, Marayur, Walayar, Dhoni R. F., Mukkali forests, Nelluyampathy forests, Parur, Karulai, Panthenthode border, Taliparamba, Payyavur, Kannoth, Begur, Chindaki fo
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