Family: Fabaceae (Mimosaceae)
Common Name: ayangaw, akleng-parang, payhud
Reference: Indi Journal
Origin: indigenous to India to Southern China, Southeast Asia (including the Philippines), Papua New Guinea and Australia
- I will see when the leaves come out whether it really is an ayangaw or whether it has been misidentified! <– it wasn’t misidentified!
- This is the only one in the farm. It’s one of the tallest trees and even though it’s leafless, it is very popular with the birds!
- I have seen Coppersmith Barbets, White-breasted Woodswallows, Philippine Bulbuls, Black-naped Orioles and Olive-backed Sunbirds perched on this tree.
- Fast-growing, nitrogen-fixing pioneer species. Good for reforestation of dry areas.
- New tree will grow from exposed wood. Good for living fence.
- It has the potential to become a weed in some areas because of its aggressive growth
- In the absence of regular burning it will colonize cogon (imperata) grassland.