Arappu is a powder made from the leaves of arappu tree. When the leaves are fully grown, its plucked, sundried and made into powder. It's botanical name is Albizia amara. Currently unavailable. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock. Have one to sell?

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A straight, flat, compressed pod, wavy along margin; seeds more than 10, ovoid. Fruiting June onwards. Leaves used as fodder for cattle.

The young leaves are dried,powdered and used as a subtitute for soap or shampoo. Best supported on Google Chrome, Firefox 3. Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform.

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Remember me Forgot password? Share To. Message The user has shared this species from India Biodiversity Portal with you. Prev Next List. Save Cancel. Send a request for permission. Close Request. Images Edit Cancel. Add Resources. Synonyms Synonym. Acacia amara Willd. Mimosa amara Roxb. Mimosa pulchella Roxb. Common Names English. Bitter Albizia Wheel Tree ,. Oil cake tree ,. Bitter Albizia. Krishna siris. Banni maram ,. Arapu unja maram ,. Chujjulu ,. Sujjali ,. Oonjal ,.

Nenmenivaka ,. Varacchi ,. Oil Cake Tree ,. Krishna Siris. Wunja ,. Nalla Renga ,. Overview Overview Brief. N Sasidharan Dr. CC BY. A general description, with any kind of information about the taxon. Its main goal is summarize the most relevant or attractive characteristics of this taxon to the general public.

Diagnostic Diagnostic Keys. Much branched trees; to 13 m high; bark thin, surface grey, rough, scaly; blaze yellowish, branchlets brown, pubescent. Leaves bipinnate, alternate, stipulate; stipules minute, free, lateral, lanceolate, cauducous; rachis cm, slender, pulvinate, with a gland near the base on the upper side, yellow tomentose; pinnae pairs, opposite, even pinnate, 2.

Fruit a pod x 2. A textual diagnostic description of the species that is not necessarily structured. Renu, Sanjana Julias Thilakar, D. Albizia amara leaf. Bark dark brown, peeling off in vertical strips. Young shoots and leaves covered with soft yellowish hair, Flowers cream coloured, appear as tufts along with new leaves. Deepthi, R. Ganesan, S. Gladwin Joseph. Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, Nomenclature and Classification Nomenclature and Classification.

Natural History Natural History Cyclicity. Describes biorhythms - those states or conditions characterised by regular repetition in time, whether on the scale of seconds, hours, days, or seasons. It could also cover phenomena such as "plant flowering" or "chewing rates". Life cycles are treated in the field for Life Cycle. Seasonal migration and reproduction are usually treated separately. Propagation Techniques Soak seeds in boiled water,allow to cool for 24hrs.

Describes reproductive physiology and behavior, including mating and life history variables. Includes cues, strategies, restraints, rates. Describes methods, circumstances, and timing of dispersal includes both natal dispersal and interbreeding dispersal. Seed Size 1. Tree Height 6 m. Describes average size, max, range; type of size perimeter, length, volume, weight Describes growth rates, allometries, parameters known to be predictive, morphometrics.

Can also include hypotheses of paedomorphy or neoteny, etc. Kaggli-like leaf. Describes the general appearance of the taxon; e. May be referred to as or include habit, defined as the characteristic mode of growth or occurrence associated to its environment, particularly for plants. Comprising its size, shape, texture and orientation. Example: tree, shrubs, herbs. May also be referred to include anatomy. Flower In heads of axillary clusters or in racemes; pinkish-white.

Flowering from March-May. Fruit A straight, flat, compressed pod, wavy along margin; seeds more than 10, ovoid. Field tips Leaflets are very minute. Young shoots yellow pubescent. Petiole and rachis with globose glands. Miscellaneous Details. Interesting Facts Powdered leaves can be used as a soap-substitute and usually used as shampoo for hair.


Albizia amara

Albizia amara is a tree in the family Fabaceae. It is also found in India and Sri Lanka. Albizia amara is a mid-sized, deciduous tree which resembles acacia sans the thorns. In Africa it grows mainly in sandy woodlands.


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A pod, flat, compressed, straight or wavy along margins. Seeds many, ovoid. Fruiting June onwards. Best supported on Google Chrome, Firefox 3. Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform. Technology partner Strand Life Sciences. India Biodiversity Portal.


Albizia amara Roxb. Boivin [ Fabaceae ]. Acacia amara Willd. Boivin is a tropical tree from the dry areas of East Africa and India, used as fodder for livestock. Albizia amara is a small to medium-sized, deciduous, acacia-like tree, 3- m high. It is many-branched and forms a wide, dense and rounded crown.

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