Albizia versicolor tree in Pretoria National Botanical Garden Species: Albizia versicolor. Name[edit]. Albizia versicolor Welw. ex Oliv. Albizia versicolor is planted as an ornamental shade tree. Root and bark decoctions are used as an anthelmintic and purgative, and to treat swollen glands and. BOTANIC DESCRIPTION. Albizia versicolor is a deciduous tree up to 20 m tall with a spreading rounded to flat crown. Bark on young branches covered with.

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Description Albizia versicolor is a fairly hardy, large, in warm areasbeautifully shaped, deciduous tree.

LargeGrowth Rate: The taxonomic history of A. Root and bark decoctions are used as an anthelmintic and purgative, and to treat swollen glands and venereal diseases.

Albizia versicolor is planted as an ornamental shade tree. Albizia versicolor Albizia versicolor Once dry, it is stable in service. There are 1 study abstracts related albizua Albizia versicolor Welw. Being one of the most widespread and common species of Albizia worldwide, it is often simply called siristhough this name may refer to any locally versicklor member of the genus.

Cattle, sheep and goats may develop hypersensitivity, intermittent convulsions and high temperature, and may die from heart failure, but most animals recover without treatment. There are citation in web searches related to Albizia versicolor Welw.

The jointing and gluing properties are good, but steam bending properties are usually poor. Mambo Press, Gweru, Zimbabwe.


Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated species information – individual images: Albizia versicolor

As described by Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin this refers to Albizia lebbeck. The wood is albuzia durable, but liable to attacks by pinhole borers and marine borers. It prefers well-drained soils with a high water table. It is characterized by the head-like inflorescence, with 1—2 central flowers modified, functionally male and having a larger, nectar-producing staminal tube.

Kaempferol glycosides and albiiza triterpenes lupeol, lupenone, betulinic acid and acacic acid lactone have been isolated from the bark of Albizia versicolor.

The bark has been used for tanning and the flowers serve as a source of nectar for honey bees.

The large, velvety compound leaves and grey-brown bark that becomes rough with age are also attractive features of this tree. There are 16 citations in Afrirefs related albizzia Albizia versicolor Welw. BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands. Derivation of specific name: Albizia versicolor Fabaceae Albizia julibrissin x 80 – 4k – thb Poisonous plants of South Africa. A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia.

Albizia lebbeck – Wikipedia

Vfrsicolor with pairs of pinnae; leaflets in pairs per pinna, large, c. Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 67 4: Small to medium-sized deciduous tree up to 20 m tall; bole usually short and branchless for up to 5 m but sometimes up to 12 m, straight and cylindrical, up to 60 — cm in diameter; bark surface greyish brown, rough and fissured; crown flattened, open, with spreading branches; young twigs rusty brown hairy. In the West Indies and certain parts of South America this tree is known as a ‘Shak Shak Tree’ because of the sound the seeds make in the pod.


Propagation by cuttings and root suckers vereicolor been successful. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Albizia lebbeck.

Inflorescence an axillary head on 3—6 cm long peduncle. Wood from Albizia lebbeck has a density of 0.

Albizia versicolor

Albizia versicolor occurs in deciduous woodland and wooded grassland up to m altitude. Albizia lebbeck is a species of Albizianative to IndomalayaNew Guinea and Northern Australia [1] [2] and widely cultivated and naturalised in other tropical and subtropical regions.

Showing 0 of 0 comments. Albizia comprises about species and occurs throughout the tropics. Reports on its resistance to termites vary from susceptible to resistant.

The pods are apbizia to cattle and sheep. The use of a filler is needed to obtain a smooth finish. Citation in scholarly articles.

The wood is locally used for small boats, tool handles, mortars and other kitchen implements, containers, casks and musical instruments. It bears large half-spherical, puffball flowers that appear from October to December with the new leaves.

Size 7 to 20m Wildlife Insects: It is not closely related to A.