Albizia anthelmintica (A. Rich.) Brongn.

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Albizia anthelmintica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from entrance gate to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Albizia anthelmintica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from entrance gate to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Albizia anthelmintica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from entrance gate to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Albizia anthelmintica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from entrance gate to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

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Synonyms: Albizia ambalusiana Sim
Common names: Munanzwa (Shona) Worm-cure albizia (English)
Frequency: Common at lower altitudes
Status: Native
Description:
Deciduous shrub or small, multi-stemmed tree. Branchlets often spine-tipped. Leaves with 2-4 pairs of pinnae; rhachis ending in a hook-like extension; leaflets in 2-4 pairs per pinna, obovate to almost circular; petiole with a gland about midway. Flowers in fluffy, semi-spherical heads, creamy-white, appearing before the leaves. Pods flattened, pale brown.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: anthelmintica: "worm killer", referring to its use in traditional medicine as a cure against tape-worm.
Habitat: In dry open woodland
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1000 m
Flowering time:Jul - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Tropical Africa to Namibia and Swaziland
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Wednesday 8 November 2006
Literature:

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 120 - 122. (Includes a picture).

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 120 - 121. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 215.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 240.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 383. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 61.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 210.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Albizia anthelmintica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125600, retrieved 5 December 2016

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