Albizia odoratissima (Chongrak Wachrinrat). LOCAL NAMES. Bengali (tetura, kakur siris,koroi); Burmese (thitpyu,thitmagyi); English. (black siris,fragrant albizia . Common name: Black Siris, Ceylon rosewood, fragrant albizia, tea shade tree • Assamese: কৰৈ koroi • Bengali: কাকুর সিরিস kakur siris • Garo. Albizia odoratissima (L.f.) Benth. in Hook.. Lond. J. Bot. Baker in Hook . f., Fl. Brit. Ind. ; Talbot, For. Fl. Bomb. Pres. & Sind,

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Threatened Taxa of Telangana State. Boivin ; Albizia odoratissima var. Kuntze odoratissims Mimosa odoratissima L. Leaflets, up to odoratossima pairs, seesile to subsessile, albiziz oblong, Flowers sessile, corolla white, pods purplish green to brown, seeds looks Pinnae pairs; leaflets pairs; leaflet broader than 6 mm is A. Albizia chinensis never has less than 20 pairs of leaflets, here I count pairs. Also leaflets are very narrow and very closely set. I have heard about some other species also I am a little disturbed.

What is the aim of this site? Is our site only an identification parade? Take the case of Albizia. Wikipedia lists not less than varieties of albizia.

In addition there were 34 varieties which have now been shifted to other trees. I am sorry if I am saying something which may not be liked by many of our friends.

But what is the objective of this site? Incidentaly albizia procera is tall albizia, probably very common in India, but the more common probably is albizia lebbeck Kala siris. Kala and Safed is because of the colour of the bark. This has the speciality of tolerating very cold weather as well. Maybe because of sililarity of flowers or bark? But my favourite is the raintree Albizia saman with pink powder puff flowers and a spreading lovely crown.


I dont know whether it still survives there. Sory for my outburst again. Several mails on Albizia appeared in the last few days. It is the flowering season of the Albizias, I would have liked to see some photographs, particularly to distinguish one from the other. Some of the species can be distiguished by the stem colour, but not always.

The common species which are found in India. Women folk often use the flowers cluster of flowers on a head, again each flower has a cluster of coloured and long stamens, giving a silky appearance- often also known as silk plant. An Avenue tree and shade tree, perhaps the most common of the species. All Albizia flowers attract a number of birds with pointed ooratissima, as flower peckers, humming birds.

About two centuries back Alexander von Humboldt in his famous S. America Expedition found a rain tree in Odoratizsima in which he took much fascination, It had a crown with circumference slightly less than two hundred meters, and he was told that the plant was odogatissima old.

This is a point which disturbs me over the time.

In my village I was very much attached to a desi siris plant of huge size, which I identified as lebbek. In interior villages of Bengal, you find plants mainly with pink flowers.

In Calcutta you may find a number of siris wth greenish white flowers, often identified as lebbek. I am attaching a lebbek photo from web site, showing pinkish flowers. However, the possibility can not be denied there may be two different vaieties of lebbek.

To add confusion rain tree has also two flower types. It looks very close to Albizia odoratissima. Would love to know the differences. Let me investigate further. I am also agreed with This might be Albizia odoratissima. The two genera are differentiated on the basis of flowers being in spikes in Falcataria and small heads in Albiziaalthough spikes are not generally clear in photographs. In the last photograph three pairs of pinnae are clearly seen. Sir all your observations are heading towards A.


It is Albizia odoratissima only, In A. It does not look like F. Mimosceae Albizia odoratissima perhaps Yes strong possibility of Albizia odoratissima. No flowers, only pods.

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Albizia Species For ID: Albizia Species seen in Lalbagh on 30th April. For Species id please. Check comparative images in efi at Albizia page I think close to images at Albizia odoratissima L. Same is the case here in Pune. Only 2 trees known to me. We do seem to have some members of forest dept among our members, but I dont understand why they remain silent? Would be lovely to hear their opinions. I herewith uploaded the fruiting twigs of Albizia odoratissima from Hosur area, Krishnagiri Dt, Tamil nadu Thank you very much Thank you very much Albizia chinensis Kudremukh You need to check this one.

Albizia odoratisssima never has less than 20 pairs of leaflets, her I count pairs. Bengali name of Albizia odoratissima: One of the names in Bengali for Albizia odoratissima is kakur siris.

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ALBIZIA (Albizia odoratissima)

Would like to get kakur in Bangla script. Will be glad to know its meaning too. I do not know about Kakur, but i had heard a word Kakurbari meaning uncles residence.

I have tried to spell the words in bengali dialect. Dave’s Botanary commonly known as: Have this tree on my property ororatissima Shahapurthe photographs of which are available at this link.

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