This project is supported by The Central Qld Coast Landcare Network through funding from the Australian Government's Caring for our Country

Caring for our Country
< Back to search results

Forest Siris

(Albizia procera, fam. Mimosaceae)

Albizia procera Albizia procera Albizia procera Albizia procera Albizia procera
Moderately tall tree with smooth pale cream-grey bark and semi-deciduous. The timber is termite resistant and useful for furniture, carving and boat construction. It is useful as a shade tree and for revegetating in poor soils, due to its ability to fix nitrogen.
Form or habit: Tree
Leaf:Compound Alternate

Alternate, bipinnate leaves, a large gland is present near primary leaf base axis, up to five pairs of secondary leaf axis, widely spaced oblong leaflets 35 x 20mm, primary axis can reach up to 50cm and secondary axis up to 20cm long.

Flower conspicuous: Conspicuous
Flower colour: White cream or pale yellow
Flower description:Fluffy flowers with numerous stamens borne in terminal clusters from September to October.
Fruit conspicuous: Conspicuous
Fruit colour: Brown
Fruit: Dry
Fruit description: Thin, papery seed pods, 250 x 25mm. Pod contains 6-12 light brown seeds.
Habitat:Woodland/ open forest
Distribution:Western Australia, North Eastern Queensland and across Southern Asia.
Food source for:
Toxicity:No toxicity known
Weed status:
Information sources: The Mackay Branch of the Society for Growing Australian Plants. (1989) One Hundred and One Trees of Mackay.

All photos are under copyright. CQC Landcare Network has permission to use all photos on this website. If you wish to use them, please contact the photographer directly or your local group (WCL PCL SLCMA).