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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As single trees or in clusters near habitations, in fields, pastures and wetlands and along water courses.

Tropical Medecine and International Health 1 6: In Kenya a bark infusion is taken to treat malaria, in Uganda gummifers hasten parturition. A methanolic extract of leaves of Albizia grandibracteata and saponins isolated from this extract have shown in-vitro antitumour activity against KB and MCF7 cell lines.

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.

Albizia gummifera (Plants of Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania) ·

Promising growth was reported in Dodoma region. Once adequate vegetative propagation techniques have been developed, Albizia gummifera deserves to be promoted for planting.

This page was last modified on 19 Marchat It seems to have good prospects as a commercial timber tree in sustainably managed forests and in afforestation projects.

There are citation in scholarly articles related to Albizia gummifera J. The wood properties of Albizia gummifera are variable and depend on the origin of the wood, that from Madagascar being heaviest and strongest. It is locally common.


Quarter-sawn surfaces are often striped. Mkenge, mchapia tumbili, mchani mbao, mshai Sw.

Albizia gummifera

They are often damaged by strong wind, from which they should be protected. The heartwood is yellowish brown or reddish brown, often with a golden tinge, and distinctly demarcated from the 7—10 cm wide pale yellow or white sapwood. Experiences from the Loita Ethnobotany Project. Albizia gummifera is widespread, occurring from eastern Nigeria to western Ethiopia and Kenya, and south to Zimbabwe and Mozambique; also in central Madagascar.

The wood generally saws and works fairly easily with ordinary hand and machine tools, but sawn and planed albizoa tend to pick up. Flore du Congo belge et du Ruanda-Urundi.

It is recommended for alley farming systems, mixed cropping, and for plantation crop plantings with coffee and bananas. National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya. Volume 3, Families J—L. Albizia gummifera Prelude Medicinal Plants Database x – k gumnifera jpg www. Redrawn and adapted by Achmad Satiri Nurhaman. In an experiment in Ethiopia, the leaves and twigs of Albizia gummifera contained per g dry matter: A revised version of Nigerian treesby R. Trees of Central Africa.

In northern and eastern Madagascar the wood of Albizia viridis is used for flooring and furniture.

The wood dust may cause irritation to nose and throat. There are 10,—15, seeds per kg. The wood trade names: In northern and eastern Madagascar albizka wood of Albizia viridis is used for flooring and furniture.

Peacock flower, smooth-bark flat-crown En.

Ghmmifera Uganda roots are used to treat sleeping sickness. Effect of scarification, gibberellic acid and temperature on seed germination of two multipurpose Albizia species from Ethiopia. Seeds can be stored for up to a year.


Albizia gummifera

Kirkia 10 1 Page Its wood is brown and hard and used for construction and canoes. Albizia gummifera Distribution of Albizia gummifera Flowers in semi-spherical heads, white; staminal tube conspicuous, crimson, exserted up to 2. The wood trade names: Albizia mahalao Capuron is close to Albizia viridisbut has oblong to elliptical leaflets not rhombic. Its wood is similar to that of Albizia gummifera and used for the same purposes.

The wood generally saws and works fairly easily with ordinary hand and machine tools, but sawn and planed surfaces tend to albizzia up. Albizia gummifera Evergreen forest x – 77k – jpg www. Freshly harvested logs float in water and can be transported by river. Once dry, the wood is fairly stable in service.

A fine and firm seedbed is required for even germination and vigorous seedling growth. Albizia gummifera wood in radial section.

Reports on durability of the heartwood are contradictory, but in general it is susceptible to fungal, wood borer and termite attack. In Zimbabwe it was reported to be fast growing, strongly fire resistant, and only slightly sensitive to frost Palmer and Pitman In eastern DR Congo albizis bark maceration is used as a body wash and drink to treat psoriasis. Regenerates under its own shade Sommerlatte Information about seed pretreatment for A.