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This is my first picture in TN after a long break. I was out for a month long trek in Himalayas to the base camp of Mount Everest. Had a great experience.
You can catch some pictures here -
Albizia julibrissin is a species of legume in the genus Albizia, native to southern and eastern Asia, from Iran east to China and Korea.
Albizia julibrissin is known by a wide variety of common names, such as Persian silk tree or pink siris. It is also called Lenkoran acacia, though it is not too closely related to acacias (Acacieae). The species is also called "silk tree" or "mimosa" in the United States.
Albizia julibrissin is a small deciduous tree growing to 5 – 12 m tall, with a broad crown of level or arching branches. The bark is dark greenish grey in colour and striped vertically as it gets older. The leaves are tripinnate, 20 – 45 cm long and 12 – 25 cm broad, divided into 6 – 12 pairs of pinnae, each with 20 – 30 pairs of leaflets; the leaflets are oblong, 1 – 1.5 cm long and 2 – 4 mm broad. The flowers are produced throughout the summer in dense inflorescences, the individual flowers with no petals but a tight cluster of stamens 2 – 3 cm long, white or pink with a white base, looking like silky threads. They have been observed to be attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. The fruit is a flat brown pod 10 – 20 cm long and 2 – 2.5 cm broad, containing several seeds inside.
Cultivation and uses
Persian silk tree is widely planted as an ornamental plant, grown for the leaf texture and flowers. The broad crown of a mature tree makes it useful for providing dappled shade.
(unranked): Eurosids I
Species: A. julibrissin
Binomial name: Albizia julibrissin
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- [2009-06-04 3:02]
congratulation for the himalayan trip. must be wonderful.
This flower hot is very beautiful. well seen details of the red small stamens. nice background too.
Well presented composition.
Très agréable publication, bien composée, permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.