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Common names: Lebbeck, Lebbek Tree, Frywood, Koko, Woman's-tongue Tree.
Common Hindi name: Siris.
Plant: 18-30m tall deciduous tree with a trunk 50cm to 1m in diameter.
Leaves: Bipinnate, 7.5–15cm long, with one to four pairs of pinnae, each pinna with 6–18 leaflets.
Flowers: White, with numerous 2.5–3.8cm long stamens, and very fragrant.
Fruit: Pod 15-30cm long and 2.5-5.0cm broad, containing six to twelve seeds.
Native to tropical southern Asia, naturalised in other tropical and subtropical regions. Found throughout India, also cultivated for commercial purposes.
Its uses include environmental management, forage, medicine and wood. It is cultivated as a shade tree in North and South America. In India, the tree is used to produce timber. Wood from Albizia lebbeck has a density of 0.55-0.66g/cm3 or higher.
Lebbeck is used as an astringent, to treat boils, cough, to treat the eye, flu, gingivitis, lung problems, pectoral problems, is used as a tonic, and is used to treat abdominal tumors. The bark is used medicinally to treat inflammation. Albizia lebbeck is also psychoactive.
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- [2008-05-02 1:09]
According to your very interesting and instructive notes, this seems to be a very valuable medical plant. Moreover, you present it in a very beautiful manner. The details are well highlighted by a perfectly sharp and clear image and the lighting is great, too.
- [2008-05-02 1:30]
Hi Nirmal,whata fantastics details,excellent point of view and very nice choice of the light position,thanks for interesting note too,have a nice day,Luciano
A nice capture of this beautiful flower of siris tree. Excellent composition and details. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- [2008-05-03 5:12]
As usual from you, an excellent note and image, very interesting flowers which you have photographed well, good and sharp with a nice composition.
- [2008-05-03 5:50]
Wonderful shot of this beautiful flower which I see for the first time (I have seen the red and pink colour varieties). Very neat and sharp image with lovely colours and perfect natural lighting. The BG illustrates the dense surrounding nicely. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.