Albizia saman

COMMON NAME

Monkey Pod tree or Rain Tree

TYPE

​Tree

FAMILY

Fabaceae

NOTES

​A wide-canopied tree with a large symmetrical crown. It usually reaches a height of 25 m (82 ft) and a diameter of 40 m. The leaves fold in rainy weather and in the evening, hence the name "rain tree".  It is one of the most commonly planted avenue and park trees in the tropics and is also commonly grown as a shade tree for other crops. Research conducted at the Bogor Agricultural Institute, Indonesia, found a mature tree with a crown diameter measuring 15 meters absorbed 28.5 tons of CO2 annually.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

​Mexico south to Peru and Brazil

NATIVE HABITAT

​Dry lowland grassland, coastal bushland and forest

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

eol.org

tropical.theferns.info



Albizia saman