This tree was thought to be Albizia lebbekoides until Feb 2016 when it was re-identified as Albizia niopoides var. niopoides, a species originating from Tropical America.
The seeds from which this Albizia niopoides var. niopoides derived from were brought into Singapore from Darjeeling (India) on 4 May 1925 and they were nurtured in the Singapore Botanic Gardens nursery for 4 years until the sapling was planted at its current site on 17 May 1929.
This Heritage Tree has attained a height of 46 metres with a trunk girth of 6.3m as recorded in 2014.