Akleng-Parang

photo taken on a rainy day

Albizia procera

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.
  • White-breasted Woodswallow perched on a bare branch.
    I found another Akleng-parang in another part of the farm!
    closer view of the leaves
    closer view of the trunk


    trees and shrubs

2 thoughts on “Akleng-Parang”

  1. ask ko lang ho kung may alam kayong source ng ng Akleng Parang Tree? number ko po 09266650493 Thanks

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