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 works easily but is not termite proof nor water resistant Sommerlatte It is locally common. Peacock flower, smooth-bark flat-crown En. Medicinal plants of East Africa. In vitro antitrypanosomal activity of African plants used in traditional medicine in Uganda to treat sleeping sickness.

There are 10,—15, seeds per kg. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. Albizia mahalao Capuron is close to Albizia viridisbut has oblong to elliptical leaflets not rhombic. Pod dehiscent, pale brown to reddish or purplish, glossy, becoming hairless with age. Derivation of specific name: Albizia gummifera is widespread and locally common, also in secondary forest.


Albizia gummifera

The heartwood is resistant to impregnation by preservatives. Government Printer, Entebbe, Uganda.

Albizia gummifera trees live in association with arbuscular mycorrhizae. In northern and eastern Madagascar the wood of Albizia viridis is used for flooring and furniture. Quarter-sawn surfaces are often striped.

Albizia gummifera

In northern and eastern Madagascar the wood of Albizia viridis is used for flooring and furniture. The roots develop nitrogen-fixing nodules containing Bradyrhizobium bacteria. Wight, which differs in its pubescent leaflets and pods. Albizia gummifera is related to Albizia zygiaand hybrids between the two species have been recorded. The wood trade names: The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland.

There are 28 citations in Afrirefs related to Albizia gummifera J. It seems to have good prospects as a commercial timber tree in sustainably managed forests and in afforestation projects. The timber of Albizia gummifera is mainly used locally and probably not much traded internationally.

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. In Zimbabwe it is reportedly fire resistant and only slightly sensitive to frost.

National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya. See Terms of Use for details. Redrawn and adapted by Achmad Satiri Nurhaman. Insects associated with this species: It is recommended for alley farming systems, mixed cropping, and for plantation yummifera plantings with coffee and bananas.


The leaves are said to quicken the ripening of bananas. In an experiment in Ethiopia, the leaves and twigs of Albizia gummifera contained per g dry matter: Wood-anatomical description IAWA hardwood codes: Citation in web searches.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Albizia gummifera

The roots and leaves are purgative and are used in Madagascar to treat diarrhoea and eye troubles. The leaves are said to quicken the ripening of bananas.

Plant Resources of Tropical Africa Introduction. Pages 15 – The pounded bark is used in Kenya as a snuff to treat headache, and in Tanzania it is applied externally to treat scabies.

The wood pulp is suitable for paper production. Once dry, the wood is fairly stable in service. The wood of Albizia zygia DC. Tropical Medecine and International Health 1 6: Quarter-sawn gummiferx are often striped.