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  Albizia procera
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Mimosoideae)
  Citation:  Albizia procera (Roxb.) Benth. in Hook.'s London J. Bot. 3: 89. 1844; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 299. 1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 431(306). 1919; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 93. 1988; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 58. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 174. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 169. 1996; Chakrab. & Gangop., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 20: 594. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 111. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 337. 2009. Mimosa procera Roxb., Pl. Corom. t. 121. 1798.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chalavaka, Kottavaga, Jalavaka, Vellavaka
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): White siris tree
  Description: Deciduous trees; to 30 m high; bark 10-15 mm, thick, surface greenish-yellow, smooth, exfoliation small, irregular; branchlets brownish to blackish or yellowish, terete, 3-13 mm thick, silky pubescent. Leaves bipinnate, alternate, pinnae 2-5 (6) pairs, 9.7-27 cm long, slender, evenly pinnate, opposite, puberulous; leaflets 4-20, opposite, even pinnate, estipellate, petiolule 2-3 mm long; 2.5-5 x 1.8-3 cm, obliquely oblong, obliquely ovate or obliquely oblong-ovate, apex round or subacute, base unequal, round on the upper side of the midrib and acute on the lower side, margin entire, glabrous above, white pilose beneath, with a gland between terminal pairs of leaflets, subcoriaceous; stipule free, lateral; rachis 13-30 cm long, slender, pulvinate, puberulous, with a prominent gland near its base; midrib subcentral, slightly towards the distal margin; lateral nerves 6-10 pairs, pinnate, slender, prominent, intercostae reticulate, obscure. Flowers bisexual, yellowish-white, in globose heads, forming axillary or terminal panicles. Calyx tube narrowly obconic, 2.5-3 x 1.5-2 mm, glabrous, teeth triangular. Petals connate, 5-7 mm long, 5-lobed; lobes oblong-elliptic, puberulous towards apex. Stamens many, 8-12 mm long, monadelphous at base, tube longer than the corolla tube. Ovary oblong, stipitate, glabrous, style filiform; stigma terminal. Fruit a pod 10-20 x 1.8-2.5 cm, strap-shaped, flat, thin walled, rostrate at apex, glabrous, often glossy, faintly reticulately veined, black, brown or yellow when dry, stalk very short; seeds 5-12, ovate-elliptic, compressed, greenish-brown.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-August
  District(s): Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Malappuram, Wayanad, Kollam, Kannur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests and also in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and China
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Peechi, Vengoli, Aruvanpara
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