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Samanea saman, Albizia saman, Pithecellobium saman , Rain Tree, Monkeypod, Cenizaro, Cow Tamarind

Samanea saman, Albizia saman, Pithecellobium saman

Rain Tree, Monkeypod, Cenizaro, Cow Tamarind
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Tropical America
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Stunning shade tree with large, dome-shaped canopy - symmetrical crown. Pink powderpuff flowers. The pods have a sweet, sticky brown pulp, and are fed to cattle in Central America. It is native to the mainland neotropics, from Mexico south to Peru and Brazil, but has been widely introduced to the Pacific islands, including Hawaii. The attractive wood is crafted into platters and bowls that are commonly marketed in Hawaii.


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https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/samanea_saman.htm