Albizia zimmermannii Harms

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Albizia zimmermannii

Photo: Rob Burrett
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Albizia zimmermannii

Photo: Rob Burrett
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Albizia zimmermannii

Photo: Rob Burrett
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Albizia zimmermannii

Photo: Rob Burrett
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Albizia zimmermannii

Photo: Rob Burrett
National Botanic Garden, Harare

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Synonyms: Albizia nyasica Dunkley
Common names: Crimson long-pod albizia (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Medium-sized deciduous tree. Bark greyish-brown, rough; young branchlets hairy. Leaves with 4-7 pairs of pinnae; leaflets in 8-17 pairs per pinna, oblong, symmetrical; petiole with a gland just above the base. Flowers in rather small, semi-spherical heads; stamens up to 1.3 cm long, white fading to pink. Pods with conspicuous raised veins, large, up to 32 × 7 cm, crimson, turning brown with age, indehiscent.
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Habitat: In woodland, riverine and gorge forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 400 - 820 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and northern Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Images last updated: Saturday 4 July 2009
Literature:

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 126 - 127.

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.


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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Albizia zimmermannii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Albizia zimmermannii
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Albizia zimmermannii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125740, retrieved 12 December 2017

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