Thaks to Dr. Phadke & Garg ji for enlightening elaboration.My question
Of these two which is most commonly found in India ? Regards,
On Mar 20, 8:31 pm, satish phadke <phadke.sat...@gmail.com
> The reason for posting these images for those who don't know..............
> The flowers are very much similar except the colour.
> The green one is our own native *Albizia lebbeck*(Shirish) which is fragrant
> and has beautiful smell whereas the red one though looks beautiful lacks the
> The leaves of both are quite similar but those of Rain tree(*Pithecolobium
> saman;Syn. Samanea saman* often called as *Vilayati Shirish*) are glossy.
> The pods of both are entirely different. Albizia has pale yellow coloured
> ones while rain tree has dark brownish black woody pods.
> *Albizia lebbeck* is native to India with a lot of ecological importance and
> should be planted more commonly than the non native Rain tree (Native of
> tropical America now distributed worldwide)which is commonly planted
> I have written the spelling* Albizia lebbeck* is taken from Flora of
> Maharashtra by BSI as I found different spellings at some places.
> 2009/3/19 satish phadke <phadke.sat...@gmail.com