al-BIZ-ee-uh — named for Filipo del Albizzi, Florentine nobleman … Dave’s Botanary
chi-NEN-sis — of or from China … Dave’s Botanary

commonly known asChinese albiziasilk tree • Assameseছ কৰৈ sau koroi • Garobolphi • Hindiकाला सिरिस kala sirisओही ohi • Kannadaಬೆಟ್ಟ ಬಾಗೆ betta baage • Khasidieng phallut • Konkaniउडुल udul • Malayalamപൊന്തല്‍വാക peantal-vakaപൊട്ടവാക peattavaka • Manipurijairi • Marathiउडळ udal • Mizovang • Nepaliकालो शिरिश kalo shirish • Oriyaଘୋଡ଼ାଲାଞ୍ଜି ghoralanji • Punjabiਦੁਰਗਾਰੀ durgariਓਹੀ ohiਕਾਲੀ ਸੀਰੀ kali siriਸਿਰੀਂਹ sirinhਸਿਰਿਸ siris • Tamilசிலைவாகை cilai-vakaiபீலிவாகை pili-vakai • Teluguచిందుగ cindugaకొండచిందుగ kondacinduga • Tuluಬಾಗೆ baage
Names compiled / updated at Blogspot
Albizia julibrissin Durazz (Ornamental in India) has stamen colour is pink as per keys at Flora of China, while it is green-white or yellow in Albizia chinensis (wild in India).


Family: Mimosaceae
Date: May 2015
Place: Nohradhar-Nauni route, Himachal Pradesh

Habit: Medium sized tree
Altitude: 1800 metres above sea level

Small correction in subject line- Albizia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr. (Please validate)

Here the main vein of leaflets is starting marginally and ascending along the margin – this gives us the identity.  Yes, Albizia chinensis.


Albizia sp from Chakrata Mussorie Motor Marg
I think having large foliaceous stipules on young branches. Medium size tree
Can it be A chinensis

Pls help

I think yes, Albizia chinensis

yes, earlier the name was Albizia stipulata

Yes …, as usual a complete series of photographs. Superb catch.

I think the flowering is over here.


Mimosaceae tree for identification 250712MK03:

I saw this large tree of Mimosaceae in a rain forest fringe near Valparai. I could not see any flowers and the tree was in distant. The tree was of more than 10 metres height. The pods measures 15-20cm longer. Please help me to identify this.
Date: 13 July 2012
Place: an Estate in Vaalparai, TN

Alt.: 930 m asl

At first glance it looks like Albizia stipulata, although the resolution in the pics is not good enough to see close up.

Is this Albizia chinensis (Osbeck.) Merr.?

A. chinensis is the same as A. stipulata.


Chamba tree for id – Albizia julibrissin…??: Is this Albizia julibrissin or some variation..(since it is not Pink

Location Chamba
Altitude 1200 mts
Habit tree
Habitat – Roadside (Planted??)
Season – May – June
Height – 15-20 mts

Should be checked for Albizia chinensis which is similar to A. julibrissin but has very large stipules visible on younger branches, narrower leaflets (2.5 mm as against 3-5 mm) and greenish-white to yellow stamens.

I too think that this may not be A. julibrissin because the stamens looks like greenish white. In, A. julibrissin, the stamens are purplish in color.

It would be A. chinensis, as … suggested.

Tree ID from Bangladesh SM051 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1).
Caesalpiniaceae ?
Habit: Tree
Habitat: Hill forest

Location: Chittagong Hill Tract

Flowering: May

Albizia sp. May be Albizia odoratissima

I think it’s Albizia chinensis

I would also go for Albizia chinensis, except that I don’t see any tinge of pink in the flowers. Is it possible to get pure white flowers in this species?

Any pod pictures … That will help in ID.

Let me check, if found will send

this seeems to be Albizzia sps.


Mimosaceae ID from Bangladesh SM 191 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

The plant uploaded is Albizia chinensis


Mimosaceae ID from Bangladesh SM 193 : 5 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2)

Leucaena leucocephala?………

called ksheer kadam in west Bengal

I think two are different pictures. The second one looks like Albizia chinensis of Mimosaceae.

Charmadi Ghat Karnataka
Date: 12 NOV 2016 … Altitude: explored between: 873 – 976 m (2863 – 3201 ft) asl

Albizia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr. (family: Fabaceae)


Albizia chinensis :: Makutta Ghat :: 24 FEB 2017 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 4 images.

Makutta Ghat Karnataka
Date: 24 FEB 2017 … Elevation range: ~ 87 – 263 m (288 – 865 ft) asl

Albizia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr. … (family: Fabaceae)


SK430 16MAR-2017:ID : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

Location: Shivapuri National Park, Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 7300 ft. ft.
Date:4 July 2015

Mimosoideae! Check Albizia!

Thanks, … Agree with you.  Pl. Check comparative images in efi site

I think closer to images at Albizia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr. as per comparative images at Albizia

Yes …, The leaflets and the infloescence pattern suggest A. chinensis which occurs in the E. Himalayas. The stipules are not visible here which are characteristically very conspicuous in this species.

Albizia chinensis(Osbeck) Merr. (accepted name)

Nepali Names : कालो सिरिस Kaalo Siris / सिरान Siraan / सिरिस Siris


Albizia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr. ??? : 11 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8)

Location:  Shivapuri, Nepal
Date: 29 June 2017

Elevation : 4800 ft.

Pl. verify with comparative images at

According to the efloranepal only this is matching as per the elevation.

I think this is Albizia julibrissin.

Elevation is matching but floral colour does not look like matching.

Flower color also reported to be creamy. Matching with other characters!

Thank you …! Albizia julibrissin Durazz. Did not find any image with creamy flower .

Just forget about flower color. Please see whether other characters are matching.

This is in any case not A. chinensis which will have conspicuous foliaceous stipules.

I am more inclined towards Albizia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr. as per images herein compared to images at Albizia julibrissin Durazz
I find that diagnostic stipules in Albizia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr. falls off quite early with new leaves.

This is as per comparative images at Albizia



Albizia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr. ?? : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)

Location: Chobhar, Nepal
Date: 26 April 2018
Altitude: 4500 ft.
Habit : Wild

A. julibrissin?

A. julibrissin flowers seem to be pink. But the flowers here are of different colour. Hence, it could be A.chinensis. But I am not an expert .

For identifying Albizia species, features of stipules, length of leaves and pinnae, number of leaflets per pinna, foliar glands, leaflet size, shape, venation, pubescence and inflorescence pattern are required. Without knowing all these we can keep on guessing.


A tree for ID from Himachal Pradesh : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)

Please guide me tot the identity of this tree.
Habit: Tree
Location: Kandaghat, on the way to chail, Himachal Pradesh
Large reddish stipules and compound leaves.

Probably from Leguminosae family.

Albizia sp. shootig??

Albizia chinensis
It is considered as a good fodder tree in H.P. and known as ओई or च्यूली. Timber is also used but not of good quality.


Please help me with the Santali name(s), if any, of Albizia chinensis Merr. in native script, along with spellings in English.

You can find it in reference of “English to Santali Dictionary” by By ANDREW CAMPBELL: I have same book with multiple sources listed below, very lucky to find this book free of cost, i am thinking of creating a list of all Santali name in Ol Chiki and its transcription in one excel sheet soon. I am working on it i will soon sent it.

Google play book
Google books
Book author name cited
See in page number 206 of the book. It is written (Siris ᱥᱤᱨᱤᱥ) same as it is spelled in Hindi. Not exactly this species, is cited in the book. But we will commonly call them siris. Other species are having just some words added with siris you can notice.
Conclusion, in Santali we will call Albiza chinensis commonly as:

ᱥᱤᱨᱤᱥ Siris

Thank you very very much, … for the name and pointing to resources available on the internet.
I too use A Santali-English dictionary by A. Campbell, of the Santal mission.
I searched for Albizia and Albizzia – however no results were shown.
Now that you pointed out siris, I searched for siris, and surprisingly got ..
jan siris for Albizzia odoratissima !! … Arkive

Please help with the prefix jan in jan siris.

Sure sir, Santali name with transcription for Albizzia odoratissima would be ᱡᱟᱱ ᱥᱤᱨᱤᱥ Jan Siris


Names of Plants in India :: Albizia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr.:  via Species‎ > ‎A‎ > ‎ Albizia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr. … (family: Fabaceae)
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
al-BIZ-ee-uh — named for Filipo del Albizzi, Florentine noblemanDave’s Botanary
chi-NEN-sis — of or from ChinaDave’s Botanary
commonly known as
: Chinese albizia, silk treeAssamese: ছ কৰৈ sau koroiGaro: bolphiHindi: काला सिरिस kala siris, ओही ohiKannada: ಬೆಟ್ಟ ಬಾಗೆ betta baageKhasi: dieng phallutKonkani: उडुल udulMalayalam: പൊന്തല്‍വാക peantal-vaka, പൊട്ടവാക peattavakaManipuri: jairiMarathi: उडळ udalMizo: vangNepali: कालो शिरिश kalo shirishOriya: ଘୋଡ଼ାଲାଞ୍ଜି ghoralanjiPunjabi: ਦੁਰਗਾਰੀ durgari, ਓਹੀ ohi, ਕਾਲੀ ਸੀਰੀ kali siri, ਸਿਰੀਂਹ sirinh, ਸਿਰਿਸ sirisTamil: சிலைவாகை cilai-vakai, பீலிவாகை pili-vakaiTelugu: చిందుగ cinduga, కొండచిందుగ kondacinduga
botanical names: Albizia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr. … synonyms: Acacia stipulata DC. • Albizia marginata (Lam.) Merr. • Albizia stipulata B.Boivin • Albizia stipulata (DC.) Boivin • Inga purpurascens Hassk. • Mimosa chinensis Osbeck • Mimosa marginata Lam. • Mimosa stipulacea Roxb. • Pithecellobium serronii Glaz. … The Plants List
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Photographed at Borbet near Gaganbavda, Maharashtra … 12 MAY 12
… more views on flickr.

al-BIZ-ee-uh — named for Filipo del Albizzi, Florentine nobleman … Dave’s Botanary
chi-NEN-sis — of or from China … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: Chinese albizia, saw tree, silk tree, stone siris, white siris • Assamese: ছ কৰৈ sau koroi • Bengali: আমলুকিয়া amalukiya, চাকুয়া কড়ই chakuya karai, চাকুয়া শিরীষ chakuya sirisa, চাওকা কড়ই chaoka karai, কালো শিরীষ kalo sirisa, রাতো শিরীষ rato sirisa, তারলি tarali • Garo: bolphu, borphi • Hindi: काला सिरिस kala siris, ओही ohi • Kannada: ಬೆಟ್ಟ ಬಾಗೆ betta baage, ಕಲ್ಲು ಬಾಗೆ kallu baage • Khasi: dieng phallut, dieng phyneat • Konkani: उडुल udul • Malayalam: ഇയ്യൽ വാക eyyal vaka, മൊട്ടവാക motta vaka, പൊന്തൽവാക ponthal vaka, പൊട്ടവാക potta vaka • Manipuri: ꯈꯣꯛ khok, ꯂꯨꯑꯥꯡꯈꯣꯢ luang khoi • Marathi: फालरा phalara, शेंबर shembar, उदळ udal • Mizo: vang • Nepali: कालो सिरिस kaalo siris, सिरान siraan • Odia: ଘୋଡ଼ାଲାଞ୍ଜି ghordalanji • Punjabi: ਦੁਰਗਾਰੀ durgari, ਓਹੀ ohi, ਕਾਲੀ ਸੀਰੀ kali siri, ਸਿਰੀਂਹ sirinh, ਸਿਰਿਸ siris • Santali: ᱥᱤᱨᱤᱥ siris • Tamil: சிலைவாகை cilaivakai, பீலிவாகை pilivakai • Telugu: బండి చిందుగ bandi chinduga, చిందుగచెట్టు chinduga chettu, కొండ చిగురు konda chiguru, కొండ చిందుగ konda chinduga, కొండ దిరిసెనము konda dirisanamu • Tulu: ಬಾಗೆ baagebotanical namesAlbizia chinensis Merr. … synonymsAcacia stipulata DC. • Albizia marginata (Lam.) Merr. • Albizia stipulata B.Boivin • Inga purpurascens Hassk. • Mimosa chinensis Osbeck • Mimosa marginata Lam. • Mimosa stipulacea Roxb. • Pithecellobium serronii Glaz. … GBIF

Bibliography / etymology
~~~~~ ENGLISH ~~~~~
Chinese albizia
saw tree
  • for synonym Albizia stipulata B.Boivin … Tamil lexicon [Madras], University of Madras
silk tree
stone siris
  • for synonym Albizia stipulata B.Boivin … Tamil lexicon [Madras], University of Madras
white siris
~~~~~ ASSAMESE ~~~~~
ছ কৰৈ sau koroi
~~~~~ BENGALI ~~~~~
আমলুকিয়া amalukiya
চাকুয়া কড়ই chakuya karai
চাকুয়া শিরীষ chakuya sirisa
চাওকা কড়ই chaoka karai
কালো শিরীষ kalo sirisa
রাতো শিরীষ rato sirisa
তারলি tarali
~~~~~ GARO ~~~~~
  • for synonym Albizia stipulata B.Boivin … Flora of Assam Vol. II
  • for synonym Albizia stipulata B.Boivin … Flora of Assam Vol. II
~~~~~ HINDI ~~~~~
काला सिरिस kala siris
    … literal meaning: black siris … ironically, this plant is called white siris in English
  • this name shared with:
    • Albizia odoratissima (L.f.) Benth. … ENVIS – FRLHT
ओही ohi
~~~~~ KANNADA ~~~~~
ಬೆಟ್ಟ ಬಾಗೆ betta baage
  • Shodhganga – Medicinal plants of Tulunadu
    … literal meaning: hill siris … due to habitat preference of this plant
ಕಲ್ಲು ಬಾಗೆ kallu baage
  • Shodhganga – Medicinal plants of Tulunadu
    … literal meaning: stone siris … usually grows in lateritic areas
  • also ಕಲ್ಬಾಗಿ kalbaagi … Wikipedia
~~~~~ KHASI ~~~~~
dieng phallut
dieng phyneat
  • for synonym Albizia stipulata B.Boivin … Flora of Assam Vol. II
~~~~~ KONKANI ~~~~~
उडुल udul
~~~~~ MALAYALAM ~~~~~
ഇയ്യൽ വാക eyyal vaka
മൊട്ടവാക motta vaka
പൊന്തൽവാക ponthal vaka
പൊട്ടവാക potta vaka
~~~~~ MANIPURI ~~~~~
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ꯈꯣꯛ khok
ꯂꯨꯑꯥꯡꯈꯣꯢ luang khoi
~~~~~ MARATHI ~~~~~
फालरा phalara
शेंबर shembar
उदळ udal
~~~~~ MIZO ~~~~~
~~~~~ NEPALI ~~~~~
कालो सिरिस kaalo siris
सिरान siraan
  • Many thanks to Saroj Kumar Kasaju for help with this name … efloraofindia
~~~~~ ODIA ~~~~~
ଘୋଡ଼ାଲାଞ୍ଜି ghordalanji
~~~~~ PUNJABI ~~~~~
ਦੁਰਗਾਰੀ durgari
ਓਹੀ ohi
ਕਾਲੀ ਸੀਰੀ kali siri
ਸਿਰੀਂਹ sirinh
ਸਿਰਿਸ siris
~~~~~ SANTALI ~~~~~
ᱥᱤᱨᱤᱥ siris
  • Many thanks to Prasanta Hembram for help with this name … efloraofindia
~~~~~ TAMIL ~~~~~
சிலைவாகை cilaivakai
  • for synonym Albizia stipulata B.Boivin … Tamil lexicon [Madras], University of Madras
பீலிவாகை pilivakai
  • for synonym Albizia stipulata B.Boivin … Tamil lexicon [Madras], University of Madras
~~~~~ TELUGU ~~~~~
బండి చిందుగ bandi chinduga
చిందుగచెట్టు chinduga chettu
కొండ చిగురు konda chiguru
కొండ చిందుగ konda chinduga
కొండ దిరిసెనము konda dirisanamu
~~~~~ TULU ~~~~~
ಬಾಗೆ baage
~~~~~ x ~~~~~

Names compiled / updated at Blogspot

I think the image is of Albizia julibrissin Durazz as the stamen colour is pink as per keys at Flora of China.

Thanks very much … for this validation.
I have corrected my notes.

In Albizia chinensis in Maharashtra the stamen colour is as shown in the image.

Thanks … for your validation.
I now remember that Shrikant ji had given me Albizia chinensis as the ID.
I and Prashant were with him during this exploration.
…, I am revising my notes again.
I suppose Albizia julibrissin is not distributed in India, perhaps only planted for ornamental purpose.

What are the keys in Flora of Maharashtra ?
Does it say pink stamens in A.chinensis ?

Two species are really close and can be easily confused as can be seen from FoC illustration.

Pl. see the colour of stamens in observations at Albizia chinensis

At the moment the Flora books are not available to me. As far as I know A. julibrissin does not have distribution in this area in the wild. All my collections of the large tree with large stipules have stamens whitish at the base and changing to pink. This tree is very familiar from forests in the Western Ghats.
To my knowledge A. julibrissin is a smaller tree, often cultivated, whose stamens are a much brighter pink.
I’m sorry at present I have only fieldwork to go on and not the documentation you require.


Albizia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr.: 3 high res. images.

Location: Bhalkot, Baglung, West Nepal 
Date: 30 May 2023
Elevation 800m.
Habit : Wild


SK 3753 21 June 2023: 7 very high res. images.

Location:  Rimna, Jajarkot, West Nepal 
Date: 30 May 2023
Elevation 900m.
Habit : Wild

Albizia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr. ???

Yes, as per images at