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A large, dry deciduous tree to about 30 m tall with an open, light crown of bipinnate leaves and white, powderpuff-like flowers, followed by red or reddish brown seed pods. It is widely distributed from India to southern China, the Solomon Islands and Australia and found in a wide variety of habitats. Albizia procera is an excellent tree for erosion control, wind breaks and shade, its wood makes excellent charcoal and the hard and heavy brown heartwood is popular for flooring, furniture, construction etc. The resin is a good replacement for gum arabic. Seeds should be scarified or immersed in boiling water for 5 seconds to break dormancy, then soaked at room temperature for a day.