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Falcataria moluccana (Fabaceae) from Uttarakhand_DSR_May_06 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)

This tree species is planted here in a research center of G.B. Pant University, Pantnagar (Uttarakhand).
Falcataria moluccana (Miq.) Barneby& J.W. Grimes (other names- (
Pictures are taken from a fallen twig, the tree was too high.
The plant is in discussion in the thread.


MS 2016 – 09 / 1 – ID of a tree : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

I shall be thankful if  this tree can be identified. The photograph was taken in Chennai (10 years ago). This was the only one specimen seen in Chennai  as far as my knowledge goes.

To me it appears closer to Albizia chinensis as per comparative images at Albizia

Or can it be Albizia julibrissin Durazz as per images herein ?

If I am not mistaken, the inflorescences are terminal and axillary panicles of spikes.  This single character points out the species as Albizia falcataria (L.) Fosb., a Malesian species, naturalized in peninsular India and Sri Lanka, found up to 1350 m altitude. This is a fast-growing tree and therefore cultivated for afforestation. I have seen herbarium specimens from Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

Variously treated as Paraserianthes falcataria (L.) I. Niensen and Falcataria moluccana (Miq.) Barneby & J.W. Grimes.

Thanks a lot for the ID. Great help. Species level ID was pending for a long time and now it is solved. I am indebted to … for taking his valuable time amidst his busy schedule, in checking the characters of the species in detail and arriving at the perfect ID.   

It is Falcataria moluccana (Miquel) Barneby & J. W. Grimes, Syn. Albizia moluccana Miquel, because Inflorescence consisting of 2- or 3-times-branched panicles of few flowered spikes. Flowers homomorphic, sessile.