Albizia forbesii Benth.

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Common names:
Derivation of specific name: forbesii: named after John Forbes (1799-1823), an English plant collector and naturalist. As representative of the Horticultural Society of London he visited the Cape in 1822. He died on the Zambezi River in Mozambique the following year.
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa.
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 122 - 123.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 225. (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.

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.

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 26.

Other sources of information about Albizia forbesii:

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Flora of Mozambique: Albizia forbesii
Flora of Zimbabwe: Albizia forbesii

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Albizia forbesii
African Plant Database: Albizia forbesii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Albizia forbesii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Albizia forbesii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Albizia forbesii
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iNaturalist: Albizia forbesii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Albizia forbesii
JSTOR Plant Science: Albizia forbesii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Albizia forbesii
Plants of the World Online: Albizia forbesii
Tropicos: Albizia forbesii
Wikipedia: Albizia forbesii

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 forbesii., retrieved 16 June 2024

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