|Etymology||Genus||Curved; likely referring to the leaflets|
|Synonyms||Albizia falcataria (L.) Fosberg, Albizia moluccana Miq., Paraserianthes falcataria (L.) I.C.Nielsen|
|Native Distribution||Indonesia, New Guinea, and Solomon Islands|
Falcataria moluccana is often the dominating tree species found in our young secondary forests. It can grow up to 50 meters tall and have huge smooth trunks which are light grey (Rao & Wee, 1989). A solitary tree growing without competition will show its diagnostic multiple foliage layers.
Albizia dominated forest at Bidadari Cemetery.
Silhouette of the Albizia showing the layering of the canopy.
Bark is usually greyish white but frequently covered with a copper coat.
Leaves are bipinnate.