monkeypod

Samanea saman

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  • monkeypod
  • Flower name
    monkeypod
  • Scientific name
    Samanea saman
  • Aliasレインツリー, 雨降りの木, Rain tree, monkey-pod tree, アメリカネムノキ, サマン
  • Place of origin western India and central Africa
  • Place of floweringBotanical Gardens
  • Flowering seasonAugust, September

What is monkeypod

Monkeypod or rain tree (scientific name: Albizia saman or Samanea samanm) is a tall evergreen tree in the family Fabaceae, native to western India and central Africa. It is known for its commercial for a machine manufacturer that says, "What is this tree? The tree is symmetrical and spreads out widely to the sides. The leaves are twice-billed compound leaves similar to those of a fern. It opens its leaves in the morning and closes them in the evening and when it rains. Leaves and large branches may also fall off in wet weather or in the evening. Produces thousands of puffy pink flowers resembling a nemme-like flower with red and white stamens protruding from the leaf axils. The tree is used for green shade trees and the wood is used for furniture.

Common name: Monkeypod or rain tree, scientific name: Albizia saman, also known as American knotweed, monkeypod, rain tree, Saman, place of origin Height: West India and Central Africa, Height: 10-25 m, Leaf shape: 2 times pinnate compound leaves, Petiole length: 15 cm, Flowers: pink and puffy, Inflorescence: cephalic, number of stamens: 20, stamenamen length: 5 cm, Flowering time: August-September, Note: Insectivorous flowers.


  • Order
    Fabales
  • Family
    Fabaceae
  • Genus
    Albizia
  • Species
    A.saman
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Head flower
  • Leaf type
    2 times pinnate compound leaf
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typetall evergreen tree
  • Flower colorsPink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height1000.0 ~ 2500.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower5.0 ~ 6.0 cm

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