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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Common names: Muriranyenze (Shona) Purple-leaved albizia (English) Umnonjwana (Ndebele)
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:
Flowering time:Aug - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Image last updated: Monday 28 September 2015

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

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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 226. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 4.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 3.

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Coates Palgrave, M. (1989). Guide to the trees and shrubs of the Mukuvisi Woodlands ?publisher. Page 50.

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).

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1967). The influence of copper content of the soil on trees and shrubs of Molly South Hill, Mangula Kirkia 6(1) Pages 63 - 84.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 45.

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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Flora of Botswana: Albizia antunesiana
Flora of Caprivi: Albizia antunesiana
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Albizia antunesiana
Flora of Malawi: Albizia antunesiana
Flora of Mozambique: Albizia antunesiana
Flora of Zambia: Albizia antunesiana
Flora of Zimbabwe: Albizia antunesiana

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Albizia antunesiana
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Albizia antunesiana
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Wikipedia: Albizia antunesiana

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Albizia antunesiana., retrieved 29 May 2024

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