Raintree, Monkeypod Tree Albizia saman - Samanea saman , Pithecellobium saman , Mimosa saman , Inga saman , Inga salutaris , Enterolobium saman

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Albizia saman

Family:

Fabaceae

Genus:

Albizia

Species:

saman

Common Name:

Raintree, Monkeypod Tree

Seeds Per Pound:
2,377
Quantity:
21.62 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
10
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
70-80 feet
Collection Locale:
India
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
10
In Stock: 21.62 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
4.95
1 oz
14.95
1 lb
49.50
1 kg
98.00
10 lb
445.00
Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours, repeat process on seed that did not imbibe.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Albizia saman (sometimes treated under the obsolete name Samanea saman) is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae, that is native to the Neotropics. Its range extends from Mexico south to Peru and Brazil, but it has been widely introduced to South and Southeast Asia, as well as the Pacific Islands, including Hawaii.
* Saman is a wide-canopied tree with a large symmetrical crown. It usually reaches a height of 25 m (82 ft) and a diameter of 40 m. The leaves fold in rainy weather and in the evening, hence the name "rain tree" and "five o'clock tree" (Pukul Lima) in Malay.
* During his 1799–1804 travels in the Americas, Alexander von Humboldt encountered a giant saman tree near Maracay, Venezuela. He measured the circumference of the parasol-shaped crown at 576 ft (about 180.8 m), its diameter was around 190 ft (about 59.6 m), on a trunk at 9 ft (about 2.8 m) in diameter and reaching just 60 ft (nearly 19 m) in height.
* During the production of the 1960 film Swiss Family Robinson, a tall albizia saman tree in Tobago was used for the construction of the family's famous tree house.
* According to a research conducted at the School of Forestry of the Bogor Agricultural Institute, Indonesia, a mature tree with a crown diameter measuring 15 meters absorbed 28.5 tons of CO2 annually. more...
Usda description:
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