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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
Latex:Absent
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
Origin:Australia
Weed:No
Weed status:
Notes:
Information sources: The Mackay Branch of the Society for Growing Australian Plants. (1989) One Hundred and One Trees of Mackay.

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