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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The heartwood albziia pale to purplish brown, often darker striped, sometimes almost black; it is distinctly demarcated from the white sapwood, which is up to 5 cm wide. Approximately 35 species are found in continental Africa and about 30 in Madagascar.

Albizia lebbeck is also psychoactive. It results in a variety of neurological symptoms progressing to death. The flowers attract insects to the garden.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Albizia versicolor

Medpharm Scientific, Stuttgart, Germany. Insects associated with this species: Inflorescence an axillary head on vefsicolor cm long peduncle. Even where it is not native, some indigenous herbivores are liable to utilize lebbeck as a food resource. DeciduousFrost Hardiness: Albizia versicolor Seidenbaum Albizia julibrissin x – 23k – jpg de.

Citation in scholarly articles. Fresh seeds do not require any treatment, but stored seeds should be soaked in water for 6 hours before sowing. George Bentham placed the species in its present genusbut other authors believed that the plant described by Linnaeus was the related Albizia kalkora as described by Prain based on the Mimosa kalkora of William Roxburghand erroneously referred to this species as Albizia lebbeck.


Albizia versicolor Triterpenes of Albizia versicolor Albizia versicolor wood in transverse section.

The traditional medical practitioner verzicolor Zimbabwe: The bark has been used for tanning vesricolor the flowers serve as a source of nectar for honey bees. Beautiful shaped specimen tree for a larger garden. Medium to large deciduous tree, often with a spreading crown. Albizia versicolor fruiting branch obtained from Zimbabweflora.

It is used medicinally and the much sought after wood, is similar to Kiaat. MedicinalGarden Uses: The rates of shrinkage are low: Albizia versicolor is planted as an ornamental shade tree. Albizia versicolor Albizia versicolor – Albero della Molecular analyses showed that Albizia is heterogeneous, and a revision is needed.

There are 16 citations in Afrirefs related to Albizia versicolor Welw. The leaves are bipinnate, 7. Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Journal of the South African Forestry Association The growth rate of trees is moderate. The pod valves with seeds still attached are spread by wind.

The jointing and gluing properties are good, but steam bending properties are usually poor.

However, its toxic fruit components warrant some caution in areas subject to heavy grazing. There are 3 Wikipedia citations related to Albizia cersicolor Welw. Albizia adianthifolia, Albizia versicolor.

Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3 1 Pages – Balkema, Cape Town, South Africa. Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Stuttgart, Germany.


Full SunShape: Reports on its resistance to termites vary from susceptible to resistant.

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 abizia greyish brown, rough and fissured; crown flattened, open, with spreading branches; young twigs rusty brown hairy.

There are 95 citation in scholarly articles related to Albizia versicolor Welw. The latter name is a play on the sound the seeds make as they rattle inside the pods.

Propagation by cuttings and root suckers has been successful. It prefers well-drained soils with a high water table. The heartwood is resistant to impregnation by preservatives, the sapwood is permeable.

Albizia versicolor

Treatment of poisoned sheep with pyridoxine hydrochloride resulted in recovery. The pods are poisonous to cattle and sheep. Albizia versicolor occurs in deciduous woodland and wooded grassland up to m altitude. The use of a filler is needed to obtain a smooth finish.

Cattle, sheep and goats may develop hypersensitivity, intermittent convulsions and high temperature, and may die from heart failure, but most animals recover without treatment.

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