Samanea saman

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 Samanea saman subsp. var.  Monkey Pod, Rain Tree, Saman
Habit: tree
Height: to
Width: to
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Width: 50 ft to 100 ft
Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early summer, mid summer, late summer
Exposure: sun, part-sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 10 to 12
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Flower features: red, pink
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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Samanea saman, Merrill (Mimosa Saman, Jacq. Pithecolobium Saman, Benth. Enterolobium Saman, Prain). Rain Tree. Zaman. Saman. Figs. 3541, 3542. A large tree, reaching a height of 60-80 ft., with wide-spreading branches; branchlets velvety pubescent: lvs. 2-4-pinnate; lfts. 2-8-pinnate, oblique, ovate-oblong or suborbicular, up to 1 1/2 in. long, shining above, pubescent beneath: peduncle 4-5 in. long: fls. in heads, in short pedicels; calyx 1/4 in. long, pubescent; corolla about 1/2 in. long, yellowish; silky, villous; stamens 20, light crimson, shortly connected: pod sessile, straight, thick-margined, leathery-fleshy, glabrous, indehiscent, 6-8 in. long, 1/2-l in. broad, flattened or subterete. A native of Cent. Amer. and the W. Indies, but now widely distributed in the tropics as an ornamental shade tree. Blanco, Fl. Filip. 309. Jacq. Fragm. 9. G.C. III. 11:557.—The lfts. fold together on the approach of rain. A rapid grower. The pods contain a rich sugar-pulp and are eagerly eaten by cattle and horses. The seeds are of little food value as they are not digested and often cause slight digestive troubles. The pods when eaten by cows are said to increase the quality of their milk. CH

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