What Is Monkey Pod Wood  (Samanea Saman Wood, Suar wood, Rain Tree...) ?

 Nowadays, due to the bustling and growing capital life, the development of the timber market is more vibrant than ever. We know more different types of wood. It's not too difficult to see the rain trees on streets of the provinces,  the trees with large foliage and pinkish flowers. Today, Nha Dinh Wood will help you understand more about Monkey Pod Wood. We believe that people will not be able to skip this useful article.

 Monkey Pod Tree (Samanea Saman Tree, Suar wood Tree, Rain Tree...)

 Monkey Pod Tree (Samanea Saman Tree, Suar wood Tree, Rain Tree...)

Monkey Pod Tree (Samanea Saman, Suar wood, Rain Tree...)

What is the Monkey Pod T ree  (Samanea Saman, Suar wood, Rain Tree...) ? Is this wood durable? Many customers have ever asked us. Now let's begin to find out this wood with Nha Dinh Wood   .

Name : Monkey Pod (Samanea Saman, Suar wood, Rain Tree...)

Scientific name: Samanea Saman.

Familia: Fabaceae

Ordo: Fabales

The general identification characteristics of many types of Monkey Pod (Samanea Saman, Suar Wood, Rain Tree):

- Growth shape: Medium sized legume, usually up to 30m high in urban areas and can reach 60m in local range. Stems with large bulges branches at a relatively low elevation from the base of the tree.

- Trunk: Dark brown, becoming more cracked with age and peeling off in long strips of fiber.

- Foliage: Very bushy foliage, always green. The leaves are alternate, with asymmetrical , small, more curved on the outside, and smooth on the underside. Double-leafed double-feathered birds even, carrying 6-16 pairs of small leaves, the leaves are 2 – 4 cm long. Leaves folded in the evening and on overcast days. Deciduous trees are in local conditions.

- Flowers: Made into a dense powdered clusters with many stamens, pink above and white underneath, slightly fragrant, attractive to bees.


Flowers and fruits Monkey Pod Tree (Samanea Saman Tree, Suar wood Tree, Rain Tree...)

Flowers and fruits Monkey Pod Tree (Samanea Saman Tree, Suar wood Tree, Rain Tree...)

- Fruit: Bean, flat, non-cracked, black color, 10 – 20 cm long. Chestnut seeds, quite straight, the flesh has thick and tight edges between the seeds, ripe into black and separated into vertical segments. Containing many dark brown, scented, dark brown seeds. Scattered by animals, the seeds are now eaten and dispersed by cattle and vertebrate animals.



Fruit and seeds Monkey Pod Tree (Samanea Saman Tree, Suar wood Tree, Rain Tree...)

Distribution:

It is native to the dry and steppe forests of tropical America. Widely introduced as ornamental plants in tropical Southeast Asia and Hawaii.

In Vietnam, the plant has been imported during the Frech colonial period . Currently, trees are widely planted in Ho Chi Minh city, Ha Noi, Da Nang, Hoi An, Phan thiet, Phan Rang...

Growth:

The plant is hard, resistant to acidic soils with low pH to pH 4.6 and flooded conditions. Easily breed with tree roots and branches, and by seeds (treated by soaking in hot water for 3 minutes, followed by 24 hours of cold water). The seedlings can be slightly transformed.

Features, colors, wood:

Monkey Pod Wood ( Samanea Saman Wood, Suar wood, Rain Tree...)  is a large tree, the natural color of tamarind wood is black brown, chocolate brown color. Monkey Pod Wood  ( Samanea Saman Wood, Suar wood, Rain Tree...)  is an intricate wood. The wood quality is very stable, no cracking, no warping. It is seen with highly figured curly or beautiful wild grain patterns. 

Application:

Monkey Pod Wood (Samanea Saman Wood, Suar wood, Rain Tree...) has a very good core, the sapwood need to be treated termite thoroughly and dried. Monkey Pod Wood (Samanea Saman Wood, Suar wood, Rain Tree...) is a kind of soft but has beautiful grain wood, so it can be said to be the most beautiful on the market today. This is the reason that Monkey Pod Wood (Samanea Saman Wood, Suar wood, Rain Tree...) is chosen for many interior and design of modern houses. The interior of Monkey Pod Wood (Samanea Saman Wood, Suar wood, Rain Tree...) brings luxury, class, create freshness for your house. Through the interior design experts will make Monkey Pod Wood (Samanea Saman Wood, Suar wood, Rain Tree...) more natural, warm, fresh for living space.



In addition, the Rain Tree are used as shade trees, landscaping plants are wonderful. The wood of Monkey Pod Tree (   Samanea Saman Wood , Suar wood , Rain Tree...)  is also used to make untensils such as spoons, forks, making handicrafts, decorative wall hanging items. The fruit and leaves of  Monkey Pod Tree (   Samanea Saman Wood , Suar wood , Rain Tree...)  have up to 13-18% protein should be a good source of food for cattle (goats, cows, sheep...). Many parts of the plant also work as medicine such as the bark and leaves used to treat diarrhea, roots used to treat stomach cancer, the seeds used to chew wound treatment in the throat...

Status:

 As this is a good wood species, being promoted in the market should be exploited very strongly, so mature individuals have rare large size which makes this wood has relatively high price. 

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