Albizia antunesiana Harms

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Albizia antunesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Albizia antunesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Albizia antunesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Albizia antunesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haka Game Park

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Synonyms:
Common names: Muriranyenze (Shona) Purple-leaved albizia (English) Umnonjwana (Ndebele)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Small to medium-sized tree. Leaves 2-pinnate: 2-3 opposite pairs of the primary division are further divided into 4-8 pairs of leaflets. Leaflets oblique, rhombic-ovate to elliptic-oblong. Pod oblong, dehiscent, valves paper.
Notes: Young saplings often have distinctly purple leaves (image 2), while in mature trees the leaves are paler underneath.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In mixed woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1680 m
Flowering time:Aug - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Monday 28 September 2015
Literature:

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 119 - 120.

Coates Palgrave, K. et al. (1956). Trees of Central Africa National Publications Trust, Salisbury. Pages 261 - 264. (Includes a picture).

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 122 - 123. (Includes a picture).

Davies, H.F. (Undated). Alphabetical Catalogue of Plants growing in the gardens of Ewanrigg National Park, Arcturus. [Possibly not published (typed only)] Page 4.

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.

Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Pages 44 - 45. (Includes a picture).

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

Smith, P. & Allen, Q. (2004). Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of the Miombo Woodlands Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ISBN 1 84246 073 0 Pages 84 - 85. (Includes a picture).

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 15.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 93.

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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West African Plants database: Albizia antunesiana


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 antunesiana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125610, retrieved 29 May 2016

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