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also called monkeypod, a large leguminous tropical tree (Albizia saman or Samanea saman) of tropical America belonging to the family Leguminosae (pulsepulse,
in botany, common name for members of the Fabaceae (Leguminosae), a large plant family, called also the pea, or legume, family. Numbering about 650 genera and 17,000 species, the family is third largest, after the asters and the orchids.
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 family), the leaves of which fold together in cloudy weather and in darkness. Rain trees may attain heights of 80 ft (24 m) with a branch spread of up to 100 ft (30 m). These flat-topped trees are widely cultivated throughout the tropics as shade trees for such crops as coffee and cacao. Their edible pods are used chiefly for stock feed. The durable wood has a deep, rich color and is used for furniture. Other species of the genus are grown in warm climates for timber or food and sometimes as a source of gums and tannin. Rain trees are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Leguminosae.
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Mumbai has an estimated 5,000 rain trees which would require about 5 lakh beetles.
Our efforts appear to be paying off." Environmentalists say concrete jungles are making the bug's job easier Around 90 per cent of surveyed rain trees are affected Satellite images of a locality in Mumbai show the diminished green cover from 2011 to 2014.
Mealybug is a scaly, grain- sized parasite They suck the sap out of the rain trees Mealybugs enjoy a symbiotic relationship with ants Ants produce secretion to protect the bugs The secretion prevents photosynthesis in leaves catalysing the death of the tree 2011 2012 2014
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It is distributed in Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo and Indonesia is often seen growing in masses on the branches of Samanea saman (rain tree) and Syzygium grande.
The council, added Ong, conducts periodic checks on the rain trees to ensure that they are healthy.
It was previously reported that part of Taiping Lake Gardens had been closed to motorised vehicles since December 15 last year, in a move to preserve its rain trees.
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