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Albizia lebbeck (fruit)

Albizia lebbeck (fruit)
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Copyright: Nirmal Roberts (nirmalroberts) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 345 W: 64 N: 705] (2857)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-18
Categories: Flowers, Trees
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd, Fujinon f=6.2-66.7(28-300)mm 1:2.8-4.9, Marumi 58mm UV Haze
Exposure: f/4.7, 1/450 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-10 23:15
Viewed: 7767
Points: 4
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Albizia lebbeck.
Common names: Lebbeck, Lebbek Tree, Frywood, Koko, Woman's-tongue Tree.
Common Hindi name: Siris.
Plant: 18-30m tall deciduous tree with a trunk 50cm to 1m in diameter.
Leaves: Bipinnate, 7.5–15cm long, with one to four pairs of pinnae, each pinna with 6–18 leaflets.
Flowers: White, with numerous 2.5–3.8cm long stamens, and very fragrant.
Fruit: Pod 15-30cm long and 2.5-5.0cm broad, containing six to twelve seeds.
Native to tropical southern Asia, naturalised in other tropical and subtropical regions. Found throughout India, also cultivated for commercial purposes.
Its uses include environmental management, forage, medicine and wood. It is cultivated as a shade tree in North and South America. In India, the tree is used to produce timber. Wood from Albizia lebbeck has a density of 0.55-0.66g/cm3 or higher.
Lebbeck is used as an astringent, to treat boils, cough, to treat the eye, flu, gingivitis, lung problems, pectoral problems, is used as a tonic, and is used to treat abdominal tumors. The bark is used medicinally to treat inflammation. Albizia lebbeck is also psychoactive.
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  • jignasi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2118 W: 0 N: 3424] (27917)
  • [2008-07-11 0:04]

Buenas tonalidades y formato para esta especie, creo que desconocida para mí. Un saludos y gracias por tu comentario Nirmal: J. Ignasi

Hi Nirmal,

A very interesting plant and a very nice image of its fruits.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-14 9:23]

Hello Nirmal,
Excellent capture of these enormous seed pods on a beautiful tree! Great focus, sharp details, good light and beautiful colours. Well composed too. Very nice! Good note too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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