• Botanical Name: Samanea saman
  • Common Name : Rain Tree
  • Place : Lalbagh, Bengaluru
  • Date : 1.7.17

Samanea saman is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae, that is native to the Central and South America. Saman is a wide-canopied tree with a large symmetrical umbrella-shaped crown. It usually reaches a height of 15–25 m (49–82 ft) and a diameter of 30 m. The leaves fold in rainy weather and in the evening, hence the name “rain tree”. The tree has pinkish flowers with white and red stamens, set on heads with around 12–25 flowers per head. These heads may number in the thousands, covering the whole tree.

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