Albizia schimperiana Oliv.
var. schimperiana

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Albizia schimperiana var. schimperiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Herbarium, National Botanic Garden

Albizia schimperiana var. schimperiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Herbarium, National Botanic Garden

Albizia schimperiana var. schimperiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Herbarium, National Botanic Garden

Albizia schimperiana var. schimperiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Herbarium, National Botanic Garden

Albizia schimperiana var. schimperiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Herbarium, National Botanic Garden

Albizia schimperiana var. schimperiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Herbarium, National Botanic Garden

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Synonyms: Albizia maranguensis Taub. & Engl.
Common names: Forest long-pod Albizia (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Large tree. Bark smooth, pale grey-brown. Leaves with 4-7 pairs of pinnae; leaflets in 6-22 pairs per pinna, asymmetrically oblong, often pointed at the apex, appressed-hairy and often much paler below; midrib asymmetrical and almost diagonal. Flowers in rather lax heads, creamy-white; stamens up to 1.2 cm long. Pods flattened, up to 34 cm long, brown.
Notes: Note 1: similar to A. adianthifolia and A. gummifera, which both occur in similar habitat. A. schimperiana has smaller and less rectangular leaflets and it lacks the long coloured staminal tubes of those species. Note 2: two varieties are sometimes recognized, var. schimperiana and var. amaniensis (Baker f.) Brenan, but this separation is considered doubtful and not used here.
Derivation of specific name: schimperiana: although several other persons named Schimper are known in botanical history most species and genera are likely named after Georg Heinrich Wilhelm Schimper (1804-1878) who collected mainly in Ethiopia.
Habitat: In and along the margins of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1830 m
Flowering time:Oct
Worldwide distribution: Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 21 January 2007
Literature:

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 127 - 128. as Albizia schimperana

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 229. (Includes a picture).

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 18. As Albizia schimperana

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.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 94.


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Flora of Malawi: Albizia schimperiana var. schimperiana
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Albizia schimperiana
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Albizia schimperiana
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Albizia schimperiana var. schimperiana.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=162710, retrieved 18 November 2019

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