Samanea saman

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Rain tree, also known as samanea saman, is a tree commonly found in Central America. It is mainly cultivated for its pods, also known as monkey pods. It is a tree with a height of 15 - 25m, (49-82 feet), and a diameter of 30m (98 feet).

It is called "Rain Tree" because of the fact that its leaves fold in rainy weather, or sometimes in evenings.

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The rain tree is used for many products, including its wood, false powder puff flower, and monkey pods.