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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It is valued as a shade tree for crops, e. There are 28 citations in Afrirefs related to Albizia gummifera J. It resembles Albizia gummiferabut can be distinguished by its grooved leaf rachis, almost completely glabrous leaflets and pubescent pods.

Molecular analyses showed that Albizia is heterogeneous, and a revision of the genus is needed. It seems to have good prospects as a commercial timber tree in sustainably managed forests and in afforestation projects.

Wight, which differs in its pubescent leaflets and pods. It is valued as a shade tree for crops, e.

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In Zimbabwe it is reportedly fire resistant and only slightly sensitive to frost. The wood generally saws and works fairly easily with ordinary hand and machine tools, but sawn and planed surfaces tend to pick up. The wood holds nails and screws well and does not split easily.


The pounded bark is used in Kenya as a snuff to treat headache, and gjmmifera Tanzania it is applied externally to treat scabies. Citation in scholarly articles.

In an albiziia in Ethiopia, the leaves and twigs of Albizia gummifera contained per g dry matter: Once dry, the wood is fairly stable in service. The use of a filler is necessary to obtain a good finish.

Albizia gummifera is widespread, occurring from eastern Nigeria to western Ethiopia and Kenya, and south to Zimbabwe and Mozambique; also in central Madagascar.

It differs from Albizia gummifera in having fewer leaflets per pinna as in Albizia zygia and broad bracts and stipules. In Zimbabwe it was reported to be fast growing, strongly fire resistant, and only slightly sensitive to frost Palmer and Pitman Albizia gummifera is frequently confused with Albizia adianthifolia Schumach.

Pods are pale brown, up to 1.

Albizia gummifera

Albizia gummifera Prelude Medicinal Plants Database x – 43k – jpg www. The addition of NPK fertilizer is recommended for seedlings.

Flowers in semi-spherical heads, white; staminal tube conspicuous, crimson, exserted up to 2. Albizia gummifera Larva on Albizia gummifera [Nigel 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. Once adequate vegetative propagation techniques have been developed, Albizia gummifera deserves gumkifera be promoted for planting.

Albizia gummifera wood in radial section. Insects associated with this species: The flowers hummifera nectar for bees, which often build nests in the trunk.


The gluing and staining properties are satisfactory, and steam bending properties moderate. Wood-anatomical description IAWA hardwood codes: Flore du Congo belge et du Ruanda-Urundi. Antimalarial activity of fractions isolated from Albizia gummifera and Aspilia mossambicensis crude extracts.

The roots and leaves are purgative and are used in Madagascar to treat diarrhoea and eye troubles. Forest Ecology and Management Scarification improves the germination capacity and vigour of the seeds. Albizia mainaea Villiers is a small tree up to 15 m tall with a bole diameter up to 60 cm, widespread in western and southern Madagascar. In Uganda roots are used to treat sleeping sickness.

Inflorescence an axillary head on a 2. Freshly harvested logs float in water and can be transported by river. Compilation of data on the mechanical properties of foreign woods part 3 Africa.

Quarter-sawn surfaces are often striped. The wood properties of Albizia gummifera are variable and depend on the origin of the wood, that from Madagascar being heaviest and strongest. BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands. Mimosaceae x – k – jpg www. In Malawi roots are soaked in water for 10 minutes, and the liquid is drunk to relieve the pain caused by sprains.