Albizia gummifera is a species of legume in the Fabaceae family, native to sub- saharan Africa and Madagascar, and naturalized in Brazil. It is also known as. Albizia gummifera. Fabaceae – Mimosoideae. () C. A. Sm. The pods and leaves of A. gummifera. (Hertel Gerard D.) The leaves are paripinnate with Albizia gummifera. Fabaceae. Indigenous. Ag: Kansin. Am: Sesa. Eng: Peacock flower. Gmz: Tehga. Or: Ambabessa, Chatto, Gorbe, Karchofe, Muka-.
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Albizia gummifera – Wikipedia
In northern and eastern Madagascar the wood of Albizia viridis is used for flooring and furniture. Scarification improves the germination capacity and vigour of the seeds. The heartwood is resistant to impregnation by preservatives. In Kenya pounded roots are added to a bath to treat skin diseases, and an extract of crushed pods is drunk albiziz treat stomach-ache.
Albizia gummifera wood in radial section. The wood holds nails and screws well and does not split easily. Albizia gummifera Albizia gummifera. Travaux et Documents No 8.
It is also used as firewood and for charcoal production. The leaves are said to quicken the ripening of bananas. It is characterized by the head-like inflorescence, with 1—2 central flowers modified, functionally male and having a larger, nectar-producing staminal tube. Once adequate vegetative propagation techniques have been developed, Albizia gummifera deserves to be promoted for planting.
National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya. There are 28 citations in Afrirefs related to Albizia gummifera J. Seeds for planting should be collected from the trees before the pods dehisce, to avoid insect damage. The wood properties of Albizia gummifera are variable and depend on the origin of the wood, that from Madagascar being heaviest and strongest.
Albizia gummifera Distribution of Albizia gummifera Molecular analyses showed that Albizia is heterogeneous, and a revision of the genus is needed. The flowers produce nectar for bees, which often build nests in the trunk. It works easily but is not termite proof nor water resistant Sommerlatte Towards community management of the forest of the Lost Child.
Once adequate vegetative propagation techniques have been developed, Albizia gummifera deserves to be promoted for planting.
Flowers bisexual, gumnifera, 5-merous, reddish white, almost sessile, subtended by up to 6 mm long, caducous bracteoles; calyx obconical, 2—5 mm long, minutely pubescent outside; corolla 7—12 mm long, with 4. Useful trees and shrubs for Uganda: Email this to a friend Print Share on facebook Tweet this. Albizia gummifera Prelude Medicinal Plants Database x – 43k – jpg www.
Albizia gummifera Aluka – Albizia gummifera J. In Zimbabwe it is reportedly fire resistant and only slightly sensitive to frost. They are often damaged by strong wind, from which they should be protected. The flowers produce nectar for bees, which often build nests in the trunk.
Pages – Albizia gummifera is related to Albizia zygiaand hybrids between the two species have been recorded. The wood generally saws and works fairly easily with ordinary hand and machine tools, but sawn and planed surfaces tend to pick up.
There are 9 study abstracts related to Albizia gummifera J. Freshly harvested logs float in water and can be transported by river.
Plant Resources of Tropical Africa Introduction. The wood pulp is suitable for paper production. The leaves are said to quicken the ripening of bananas. Scarification improves the alhizia capacity and vigour of the seeds. In Madagascar a leaf decoction is reputed to have antitussive activity and is administered to treat asthma; leaves are applied to sores and fractures.
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