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  Falcataria moluccana (Miq.) Barneby & J.W.Grimes
  Family Name : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

  Synonyms : Albizia fulva, Albizia moluccana, Albizia eymae, Albizia falcata, Adenanthera falcataria, Albizia falcataria, Paraserianthes falcataria

  Common Names : Albizia, Kayu Machis, Batai, Peacocksplume

  Chinese Name : 南洋楹, 南洋合欢

Albizia,Kayu Machis,Batai,Peacocksplume
  • Record Info
    • Featured in '1001 Garden Plants in Singapore' Book (2ed) :
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Tree (Big (>30m))
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Plant Shape :
      Maximum Height :
      40 m
      Tree / Palm - Trunk Diameter :
      1 m
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Indonesia (Irian Jaya, Moluccas), Papua New Guinea, Southwestern Pacific (Solomon Islands)
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial (Secondary Rainforest)
      Preferred Climate Zone :
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Timber & Products
      [Others]: Timber: Relatively soft wood, used in light construction, and to make plywood, verneer, low-density particleboard, pallets, packing boxes, chopsticks and matches. Easy to cut, and used for wooden shoes, toys and musical instruments. Light-coloured pulp used to make paper with very little bleaching needed. Also widely utilized as fuelwood and charcoal. Agriculture: Used as shade tree in coffee and tea plantations, as well as for young timber trees. Leaves used as fodder to feed livetsock like chickens and goats. Products: Bark used for tanning and dyestuff.
  • Landscaping Features
    • Landscape Uses :
      Shade Providing Tree / Palm
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Naturalistic Garden
      Usage Hazards / Cons :
      Weak Branches, [Remarks] (Shallow-rooted, prone to being uprooted. Branches & trunk become dangerously brittle and susceptible to breakage after plant dies.)
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Associated Fauna :
      Caterpillar Food Plant
      Seed / Spore Dispersal :
      Abiotic (Wind; Explosive Dehiscence)
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Smooth, Thin
      Foliar Type :
      Compound (Even-Pinnate)
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Asymmetrical)
      Foliar Venation :
      Pinnate / Net
      Foliar Margin :
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      2.5 (Tree - Open Canopy)
  • Non-Foliar & Storage
    • Trunk Type (Non-Palm) :
      Stem Type & Modification :
      Root Type :
      Underground (Tap Root; Fibrous Root)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      Flowering Habit :
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      Fruit Classification :
      Simple Fruit
      Fruit Type :
      Dehiscent Dry Fruit (Legume / Pod)
The information given on this website has been compiled from reference works on medicinal plants and/or pron only. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Reliance on this information is strictly at your own risk. You should always consult your physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.

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