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 trees live in association with arbuscular mycorrhizae. The useful plants of West Tropical Africa. The albizoa dust may cause irritation to nose and throat. Kenya trees, shrubs and lianas. Young planted trees can be managed by coppicing and lopping. Mulching a maize crop with the leaves and twigs resulted in a smaller yield increase than green manure of the other species tested, probably due to the low P and K content of the Albizia gummifera green manure.
It is characterized by the head-like inflorescence, with 1—2 central flowers gummivera, functionally male and having a larger, nectar-producing staminal tube.
In Kenya a bark infusion is taken to treat malaria, in Uganda to hasten parturition. In Madagascar a leaf decoction is reputed to have antitussive activity and is administered to treat asthma; leaves are applied to sores and fractures.
Albizia gummifera wood in radial section. Travaux et Documents No 8.
Albizia gummifera trees live in association with arbuscular mycorrhizae. Albizia gummifera is a multipurpose species. Further tests are needed to confirm its promise as an auxiliary tree in agroforestry systems.
A dichloromethane extract of Albizia gummifera root bark showed considerable in-vitro antitrypanosomal activity, with an IC 50 value of 0. Seeds can be stored for more than one year in a sealed container in a cool place, after adding ash to reduce insect damage.
Indigenous multipurpose trees for Tanzania: Logs are traditionally used for the construction of canoes. Flore gukmifera Congo belge et du Ruanda-Urundi. It also occurs as a small tree colonizing mixed thickets and woodlands.
It is therefore not easily liable to genetic erosion.
Albizia gummifera (PROTA) – PlantUse English
Reports on durability of the heartwood are contradictory, but in general it is susceptible to fungal, wood borer and termite attack. As Albizia gummifera gummifera Steedman, E.
Useful trees and shrubs for Uganda: Albizia gummifera Albizia aurisparsa x – k – jpg www. The wood holds nails and screws well and does not split easily.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: individual images: Albizia gummifera
Mulching a maize crop with the leaves and twigs resulted in a smaller yield increase than green manure of the other species tested, probably due to the low P and K content of the Albizia gummifera green manure. It is a small tree up to 10 —15 m tall, rather frequent on sandy soils in southern Madagascar. It differs from Albizia gummifera in having gujmifera leaflets per pinna as in Albizia zygia and broad bracts and stipules.
Treatment of the logs with preservatives is necessary if they are to be left in the forest for some time, to avoid damage by fungi or insects. The heartwood is resistant to impregnation by preservatives. Gmmifera Flora Zambesiaca 3 1 Pages – Albizia gummifera is widespread and locally common, also in secondary forest.
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.
Scarification improves the germination capacity and vigour of the seeds.
It is valued as a shade tree for crops, e. Insects associated with this species: A revised version of Nigerian treesby R.
Very large deciduous, flat-topped tree with smooth barkvery rarely rough; young branches finely brownish-pubescent. Farroba de Lala, mpepe Po. Logs are traditionally used for the construction of canoes. It is locally common.