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Albizia lebbeck (PROSEA)

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Plant Resources of South-East Asia
List of species

Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth.


  • Acacia speciosa (Jacq.) Willd.,
  • Inga leucoxylon Hassk.

Vernacular names

  • East Indian walnut, lebbek, siris tree (En).
  • Kokko (En, Fr)
  • Indonesia: ki toke, tarisi (Sundanese), tekik (Javanese)
  • Malaysia: oriang (Peninsular)
  • Philippines: langil (Tagalog). Burma (Myanmar): kokko
  • Cambodia: chres, kokko
  • Laos: ka 'sê
  • Thailand: cha kham (northern), phruek, suek (central)
  • Vietnam: hợp hoan, sóng rận.


Probably native to tropical mainland Asia and East Africa, but now cultivated throughout the tropics and throughout Malesia; naturalized in many areas with a seasonal climate.