Samanea saman (Jacq.) Merr.

Common name

English: Monkey-pod, Raintree

French: Arbre à pluie

German: Regenbaum

Mandarin: 雨树 (yu shu)

Spanish: Saman

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Fabales (229)

        Family: Fabaceae (229) (family description)

          Genus: Samanea (1)

           Epithet: saman (Jacq.) Merr. (1)

Synonyms: Acacia propinqua Pedley, Albizia saman (Jacq.)Merr., Albizzia saman (Jacq.)Merr., Calliandra saman (Jacq.)Griseb., Enterolobium saman (Jacq.)Prain, Feuilleea saman (Jacq.)Kuntze, Inga cinerea Willd., Inga salutaris Kunth, Inga saman (Jacq.)Willd., Mimosa pubifera Poiret, Mimosa saman Jacq., Pithecellobium cinereum Benth., Pithecellobium saman (Jacq.)Benth., Zygia saman (Jacq.)A.Lyons

cinerea => ashen-grey

cinereum => ashen-grey

pubifera => bearing hairs

salutaris => healthful, wholesome

saman => derived from an American Indian name of Samanea saman

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: pink, white

External links

Check for Samanea saman at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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