Re: Albizzia saman/ Raintree?

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Posted by Robert on May 13, 2003 at 15:58:03:

In Reply to: Re: Albizzia saman/ Raintree? posted by Maren Purves on January 13, 2003 at 17:21:51:

: : I am seeking info and possible location I might purchase a tree I only know for certain is known by raintree. Another source suggested it might be called Albizzia Saman, a relative of the Cassia and Mimosa. This tree drips water from its own limbs onto its own roots at dusk every evening, it was not a very large tree at that time, but Im not sure how big they grow. Any information for name, naturalized area, nursery that would know, etc. would be greatly appriciated

: These are also known as Monkeypod Tree or samanea saman. Their Hawaiian name is 'ohai. They are tropical
: and naturalized in Hawaii.

: I have seeds available for sale, but I can't ship plants.

: Aloha,

: Maren in Hawaii.


I have a tree which sprouted from a seed brought from Mexico. It looks like a mimosa, and the seed pod is shaped like a human ear. The trees in Mexico were quite large and were growing next to a lake in a volcanic crater. This tree (ours is only about 20 feet tall) drips water during the day (at least). I'd appreciate any further information about this tree. I can send digital photos of the leaves (which close up at night).

Robert in Laredo, Texas

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