Albizia glaberrima (Schumach. & Thonn.) Benth.
var. glabrescens (Oliv.) Brenan

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Albizia glaberrima var. glabrescens

Photo: Steve Barrie
Borrowdale, Harare

Albizia glaberrima var. glabrescens

Photo: Steve Barrie
Borrowdale, Harare

Albizia glaberrima var. glabrescens

Photo: Steve Barrie
Borrowdale, Harare

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Synonyms: Albizia glabrescens Oliv.
Common names: Lowveld albizia (English)
Status: Native
Fairly large tree with a more or less flattened crown. Leaves with 1-3 pairs of pinnae; leaflets in 3-6 pairs per pinna, obliquely rhombic-ovate, asymmetrical at the base. Flowers in semi-spherical heads, white, stamens short up to c. 1cm. Pods narrow up to 30 cm, brown.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In mopane woodland, often along river banks.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1000 m
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Kenya to Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 11 December 2012

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 128 - 129.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 260. (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.

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


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Flora of Malawi: Albizia glaberrima var. glabrescens
Flora of Mozambique: Albizia glaberrima var. glabrescens
Flora of Zambia: Albizia glaberrima var. glabrescens

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Albizia glaberrima
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Albizia glaberrima
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Albizia glaberrima
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Albizia glaberrima
Ispot Southern Africa: Albizia glaberrima
JSTOR Plant Science: Albizia glaberrima
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Albizia glaberrima
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Albizia glaberrima
The Plant List (version 1.1): Albizia glaberrima
Tropicos: Albizia glaberrima

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Albizia glaberrima var. glabrescens., retrieved 19 January 2018

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