al-BIZ-ee-uh — named for Filipo del Albizzi, Florentine nobleman
a-MAH-ruh or a-MAR-uh — bitter to the taste
 
Krishna Siris, Oil cake tree • Hindi: कृष्ण सिरिस Krishna Siris, Lallei • Marathi: Lallei • Tamil: Wunja • Malayalam: വരച്ചീ Varachchi • Telugu: Narlinga, Nalla renga • Kannada: Chujjulu, Chigare; 
 
Native to: e & s tropical Africa, India, Sri Lanka
Medium sized tree with pubescent branches; leaves bipinnate with gland on petiole and between lowest pair of pinnae, latter 5-15 pairs; leaflets 15-30 pairs, linear, barely 5-8 mm long, 2 mm broad, obtuse; flowers creamish-yellow, fragrant in short pedunculate globose heads, clustered at nodes; pod linear-oblong, 12-20 cm long, 2-3 cm broad, 6-10 seeded.

Flowering in April-May.

Leaves used along with soap-nut powder for washing hairs.    

MS-020312 -80 – Albizzia amara.: Herewith sending the photographs of Albizzia amara taken in Mysore garden.
Common name Krishna siris. Kannada: Sujjalu mara. Leaves used along with soap-nut powder for washing hairs.
Date 2.3.2012 


 
Mimosaceae for identification 200412MK01:  Please help me to identify this tree with globose inflorescence.
Place: Bommiampatty RF; Salem dist., TN
Altitude: 430 M ASL
Terrain: Thorny Scrub forest; on the foothills of Eastern Ghats

Possibly Albizia amara


Yes it seems to be Albizia amara (Roxb.) Boivin called “Krishna Siris” in Hindi.


Fabaceae-Mimosoideae (mimosaceae) Week: Albizia amara (Roxb.) Boivin subsp. amara from Delhi: Albizia amara (Roxb.) Boivin subsp. amara

syn: Mimosa amara Roxb.
Medium sized tree with pubescent branches; leaves bipinnate with gland on petiole and between lowest pair of pinnae, latter 5-15 pairs; leaflets 15-30 pairs, linear, barely 5-8 mm long, 2 mm broad, obtuse; flowers creamish-yellow, fragrant in short pedunculate globose heads, clustered at nodes; pod linear-oblong, 12-20 cm long, 2-3 cm broad, 6-10 seeded.
Grown on Old Edlhi Ridge, flowering in April-May.


Great shot again. Yes Sir we have this plant in Odisha. Thanks for sharing. I think leaflets must be obtuse here and the mid nerve should be in middle position.

Fabaceae-Mimosoideae (Mimosaceae) Week :: Albizia amara subsp. amara at Suttagati: Albizia amarasubsp. amara (Roxb.) B.Boivinal-BIZ-ee-uh — named for Filipo del Albizzi, Florentine nobleman
a-MAH-ruh or a-MAR-uh — bitter to the taste

Apr 22, 2011 … at Sutagatti, Karnataka
commonly known as: Krishna siris, oil cake tree • names in Indian languages yet to compile
Native to: e & s tropical Africa, India, Sri Lanka
References: Flowers of IndiaNPGS / GRIN
more views: Apr 22, 2011 … at Sutagatti, Karnataka 


 

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Fabaceae-Mimosoideae (Mimosaceae) Week :: Albizia amara at Karnataka:   This one was photographed at Suttagatti, karnataka.
Bot. name: Albizia amara subsp. amara 
Family: Mimosaceae
Date/Time: 22-04-2011 / 10:30AM
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Tree


Superb upload and especially the natural background adds more beauty to the flower. Thanks

Thorny Tree for ID: July13-NAW06 :  Attachments (3). 4 posts by 2 authors.

Thorny Tree for ID: Growing on rocky wasteland, edge of farmland Mahbubnagar District, Andhra Pradesh.

Photographed 27th June 2013

Height of tree about 5-7 metres.

Pods about 4-6 inches long, about 1 inch wide
leaflets about 5 mm long.


The pod, bark, and leaf indicates it may be Albizia amara;


As far as i remember the tree had thorns and im not sure if Albizia amara has them. anyway i think i need to get more pictures espe of flowers for a good identification. 


 

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Albizia amara (Roxb.) B.BoivinSN April17 : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 3 authors.   

Albizia amara (Roxb.) B.Boivin, Fam: Mimosaceae, deciduous tree,
leaves used as a substitute to shikakai powder (Soapnut), common wild tree, timber valuable. Thurungi, usilai (Tam)


Correct identification.


Yes. Flowering at present (6.4.14) in Pune too.


Family: Mimosaceae
Date: 14th April 2015
Place: Bangalore Rural, Karnataka
Habit: Small tree


Yes, this is Albizia amara.


Yes, very good photographs


    

Mimosaceae member for identication 15092015 image 1,2and 3 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3) 
attaching images of Mimosaceae Member from nashik for identicifation, please identify 


Albizia amara


do you by any chance have a close up odf the leaves and a possible fruit?


very much like Albizia amara.


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TSP-DEC2015-34-207:Images of Albizia amara (Fabaceae) : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (6)

It is my pleasure to share few images of Albizia amara (Fabaceae 

Habit: Tree 

Habitat: Scrub forest 

Sighting: Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 900 msl. 

Date: 22-02-2015 


MS/2020/MAY/12 – Request for ID of the Albizzia sps. : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
I am sending herewith the photographs of the Albizzia species  received from Chennai with the tag ‘Albizzia odorotissima’ . I request the expert opinion of the group members on the ID. 

I think it should be Albizia amara (Roxb.) B.Boivin rather than Albizia odoratissima (L.f.) Benth. as per comparative images at Albizia

Thanks. You are right. The person who sent me for confirmation  had put a tag “A. odorotissima ‘. I could not confirm on my own with facts that it is amara. That is why I sent the photographs. I am happy now. 


Can you post the latest key for ID of Albizzias, if any.  


Keys are available at book page image at Flora of Peninsular India  


Thanks a lot …, It is very helpful.


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