Potka Siris
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Potka Siris
ative Photo: Nandkishore Thombare
Common name: Potka Siris • Assamese: পোট্কা সিৰিস Potka Siris • Manipuri: ꯂꯨꯋꯥꯡ ꯈꯣꯢ Luwang khoi • Mizo: Ardah-pui
Botanical name: Albizia lucidior    Family: Mimosaceae (Touch-me-not family)
Synonyms: Albizia lucida, Inga lucidior, Mimosa lucida

Potka Siris is a fast growing, beautiful tree, native to the moist forests of North-East India, with an interesting leaf arrangement. The large compound leaves are unique, the main leaf-stalk divides into one or two pairs of side-stalks, with only a few even numbered leaflets. Flowers are clusters of small powder-puffs, very much like that of Siris. Fruit pod is flat, dark brown, up to 25 cm long. Potka Siris is found in Nepal, Himalaya to Indo-China. Flowering: June-July.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Jharkhand & Delhi.

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