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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and fruits. Copyright CSIRO
Flowers and buds. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Albizia procera (Roxb.) Benth.
Bentham, G. (1844) Hooker's London Journal of Botany 3: 89. Type: ?.
Mimosa procera Roxb., Pl. Coromandel 2: 12(1799), Type: India, W. Roxburgh, Pl. Coromandel 2: pl.121 (1799), fide I. C. Nielsen, Adansonia, ser. 2, 19: 223 (1979).
Siris, Forest; Siris, Rain; Rain Siris; Forest Siris; Tee-coma; Tall Albizia
A large, elongated, raised gland present on the upper surface of the compound leaf petiole about 5-35 mm from its junction with the twig. Similar, smaller glands present on the upper surface of the secondary axes between the more distant pairs of leaflets. Leaflet blades about 25-50 x 8-30 mm.
Flowers +/- sessile. Peduncles about 2 cm long. Staminal filaments about 5 mm long.
Cotyledons fleshy, venation absent or indistinct. First pair of leaves dimorphic; one leaf pinnate, the other bipinnate. At the tenth leaf stage: more than 20 leaflets in each compound leaf; leaflet blades about 7-11 mm wide; peg-like glands occur on the petiole of the compound leaf and at its junction with the secondary axes; stipules about 1 mm long, linear and glabrous.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in WA, NT, CYP, NEQ and southwards as far as coastal central Queensland. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 400 m. Most frequently encountered in open forest but also grows on rain forest margins and in monsoon forest and gallery forest. Also occurs in Asia and Malesia.