Albizia saman

What the planter likes about it:

The slow growing Albizia saman tree is known to colonize abandoned fields and provide shade for cattle as well as humans. This tree is recommended for areas where water in acquifers can be tapped. The Genizaro has the particularity to close its leaves when rain is approaching and the sky darkens. Hence its popular name "rain tree".


  • Ornamental
  • Wood for instruments
  • Wood for construction
  • Wood fuel
  • Fodder
  • Shade
  • Land reclamation
  • Traditional medicine

  • Common names: Saman tree, algarrabo, cow bean tree, cow tamarind, giant thibet, monkey pod, rain tree
  • Family: Fabaceae - Mimosaceae
  • Height: 30m
  • Foliage type: semi-deciduous
  • Absorbed CO2: 113.60 Kg/year for 25 years = 2840 Kg over its lifetime*
    * Trees absorbs most of their CO2 during their growth period
  • Tree life expectancy: 200 years