Scientific name: Albizia saman (Jacq.) Merr.

Family: Mimosaceae

Synonym: Samanea saman (Jacq.) Merr.

Bengali/Vernacular name: Raintree, Rendi, Fulkoroi (Bengali); Holla koroi (Noakhali).

Tribal name: Kammorsung, Cheyng-bay-pang (Rakhaing).

English name: Rain tree, Monkey pod.

Description of the plant: Perennial, trees, woody throughout. Stems erect or ascending, branches arching, spreading. Leaves alternate, compound, bipinnate, leaflet margins entire, opposite, 10-many, hairy on one or both surfaces. Inflorescences globose heads, capitate or subcapitate, axillary. Flowers sessile or nearly so, flowers actinomorphic or somewhat irregular, calyx 5-lobed, petals united, valvate, colour white or pinkish to rose, stamens numerous, more than 10, completely free, separate. Pod wrinkled or reticulate, coriaceous or becoming woody.

Albizia saman

Plant parts used: Bark.

Medicinal uses: Bark extract is used in hyperacidity and gastric ulcer.

Decoction of the bark is used for the treatment of diarrhoea, cold

Distribution: This species occurs in most parts of the country.


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