Albiziaodoratissima commonly known as Ceylon Rose Wood or Black Siris is a multipurpose nitrogen fixing tree species belonging to the Leguminosae family.
The plant is native to the humid tropical parts such as India, Bangladesh, China, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. It is a large erect tree and attains a height of 22–26 m and diameter of 120–150 cm.
The timber of Albiziaodoratissima is hard, heavy and strong. Its heartwood is brown with lighter and darker streaks. The wood could be used for making cabinet, high-class heavy furniture, agricultural implements, carts and paneling.
Albiziaodoratissima produces valuable fuelwood, dead and defective branches from shade trees are a major source of fuel.
The tree utilizes the subsoil moisture and nutrients not available to plants and protects them from hail and rainstorms.
It is highly valued for shade and soil improvement in tea plantations of the Asian subcontinent.
Albiziaodoratissima is one of the preferred native species for plantation programs because of its greater adaptability to sites.