ALBIZIA CHINENSIS (Osbeck.) Merr.

A. stipulata (Roxb.) Boiv.
Family: Mimosaceae

Bengali/vernacular name: Chakua Koroi, Chakka Koroi, Chakua (Chittagong); Chechra Koroi (Dhaka-Mymensingh); Taral (Dinajpur, Rangpur); Boorish (Sylhet).

Tribal name: Pokoh, Prumja (Mogh); Bolphu bolphru (Garo).

Description of the plant:
ALBIZIA CHINENSIS (Osbeck.) Merr. is a large deciduous tree with tall cylindrical bole and spreading crown. Leaves abruptly 2-pinnate, pinnae 12-40, leaflets 40-80, stipules and bracts persistent. Flowers small, yellowish, in small panicled heads. Pods thin, 12.5-15.2 cm long, pale brown.


Albizia Chinensis
ALBIZIA CHINENSIS (Osbeck.) Merr.


Using information:
An infusion of the bark is used as a lotion for cuts, scabies and other skin diseases. Aquous extract of the bark cause uterine constriction. EtOH(50%) extract of aerial parts is spasmogenic and diuretic (Asolkar et al., 1992).

Distribution:
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar, Sylhet, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Dinajpur; also in tea gardens as shade tree.