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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Stored seeds should be soaked in water before planting. Albizia gummifera 1, leafy twig; 2, flowering twig; 3, leaflet; 4, fruit. The wood of Albizia zygia DC. Various plant parts are used in traditional medicine.

Albizia gummifera in Gumifera Kenya it is Albizia National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya. Flore du Congo belge et du Ruanda-Urundi. Albizia gummifera gummifera Drummond, R. The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Albizia gummifera

Approximately 35 albiziw are found in continental Africa and about 30 in Madagascar. It is useful as a general purpose timber and is used to make beehives, mortars, water troughs, and boats. Inflorescence an axillary head on a 2. Confined mostly to temperate gymmifera, and is sensitive to frost.

The wood dust may cause irritation gummifeta nose and throat. It works easily but is not termite proof nor water resistant Sommerlatte In Kenya pounded roots are added to a bath to treat skin diseases, and an extract of crushed pods is drunk to treat stomach-ache.


It is also suitable for mine props, light flooring, joinery, interior trim, panelling, framing, toys and novelties, sporting goods, boxes, crates, carvings, peeled and sliced veneer, plywood, hardboard and particle board.

The useful plants of West Tropical Africa. The heartwood is resistant to impregnation by preservatives. There are 6 Wikipedia citations related to Albizia gummifera J. Stored seeds should be soaked in water before planting. Wight, which differs in its pubescent leaflets and pods.

Click on each image to see a larger version gummmifera details of the record View all images 4. Volume 3, part gummkfera. The roots and leaves are purgative and are used in Madagascar to treat diarrhoea and eye troubles. Albizia gummifera trees live in association with arbuscular mycorrhizae. Mkenge, mchapia tumbili, mchani mbao, mshai Sw.

Albizia gummifera

The wood pulp is suitable for paper production. In an experiment in Ethiopia, the leaves and twigs of Albizia gummifera contained per g dry matter: It is valued as a shade tree gummifear crops, e.

A field guide to the trees and shrubs of the Imatong Mountains, southern Sudan. As Albizia gummifera gummifera Steedman, E.

The foliage is browsed by goats. The wood generally saws and works fairly easily with ordinary hand and machine tools, but sawn and planed surfaces tend to pick up.

It is locally common. Young planted trees can be managed by coppicing and lopping. The pounded bark is used in Kenya as a snuff to treat headache, and in Tanzania it is applied externally to treat scabies. In Malawi roots are soaked in water for 10 minutes, and the liquid is drunk to relieve the pain caused by sprains.


The leaves are said to quicken the ripening of bananas.

Albizia gummifera is planted as an ornamental shade tree. It is recommended for alley farming systems, mixed cropping, and for plantation crop plantings with coffee and bananas. The grain is straight or albiziw, texture medium to coarse. Kirkia 10 1 Page Albizia gummifera wood in radial section. The indigenous trees of the Uganda Protectorate. In Madagascar a leaf decoction is reputed to have antitussive activity and is administered to treat asthma; leaves are applied to sores and fractures.

Leaves alternate, bipinnately compound with 3— 5—7 —8 pairs of pinnae; stipules lanceolate, up to 7 mm long, caducous; petiole 2. It has guummifera potential for agroforestry IFS Compilation of data on the mechanical properties of foreign woods part 3 Africa. Logs are traditionally used for the construction of canoes. In Kenya pounded roots are albizja to a bath to treat skin diseases, and an extract of crushed pods is drunk to treat stomach-ache. Treatment of the logs with preservatives is albizai if they are to be left in the forest for some time, to avoid damage by fungi or insects.

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