Scientific name: Albizia richardiana (Voigt) King & Prain.
Synonym: Gagnebina richardiana Wall.
Bengali/Vernacular name: Raj koroi, Belati sirish, Bilati amluki, Gagan siris.
Tribal name: Chanygae (Rakhaing).
Description of the plant: A fast growing tree with pseudo-dichotomously branching habit and straight bole, forming a beautiful crown. Leaves compound, 2-pinnate, pinnae 8-14 pairs, leaflets 60-100 pairs, linear-falcate, sessile. Flowers small, greenish-white. Pods flat and strap-shaped, shortly beaked, dull greyish-brown, dehiscent.
Plant parts used: Leaf.
Medicinal uses: Decoction of leaves is used for the treatment of night blindness.
Paste prepared from leaves of the plant is applied on the biting place twice a day until the poison is eliminated to treat snake bite.
Fresh juice extracted from the leaves of the plant, massage is done on the affected part of the body twice a day until the rheumatism is cured.
Distribution: It occurs in all parts of the Bangladesh.