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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Various plant parts are used in traditional medicine. In Uganda roots are used to treat sleeping sickness. In an experiment in Ablizia, the leaves gummiferq twigs of Albizia gummifera contained per g dry matter: The wood generally saws and works fairly easily with ordinary hand and machine tools, but sawn and planed surfaces tend to pick up.
The roots develop nitrogen-fixing nodules containing Bradyrhizobium bacteria. It is a small tree up to 10 —15 m tall, rather frequent on sandy soils in southern Madagascar.
The wood trade names: Kenya trees, shrubs and lianas. Email this to a friend Print Share on facebook Tweet this. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. In Madagascar a leaf decoction is reputed to have antitussive activity and is administered to treat asthma; leaves are applied to sores and fractures. Citation in web searches.
Useful trees and shrubs for Ethiopia: Albizia gummifera trees live in association with arbuscular mycorrhizae. A revised version of Nigerian treesby R. Antimalarial activity of fractions isolated from Albizia gummifera and Aspilia mossambicensis crude extracts.
Wildlings are sometimes collected for planting.
The roots and leaves are purgative and are used in Madagascar to treat diarrhoea and eye troubles. 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. Young planted trees can be managed by coppicing and lopping. Gummifefa du Congo belge et du Ruanda-Urundi.
Volume 3, part 1. Albizia gummifera is related to Albizia zygiaand hybrids between the two species have been recorded. Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. It dries slowly, but generally with little degrade.
It has good lopping and coppicing ability when young. Further tests are needed to confirm its promise as an auxiliary tree in agroforestry systems. Albizia gummifera Albizia albuzia Albizia gommier The heartwood is resistant to impregnation by preservatives. There are 6 Wikipedia citations related to Albizia gummifera J. Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya. The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland. The Albizzia gummifera complex Kew Bulletin 7 4 Pages – In Madagascar a leaf decoction is reputed to have antitussive activity and is administered to treat asthma; leaves are gummfiera to sores and fractures.
It differs from Albizia gummifera in having fewer leaflets per pinna as in Albizia zygia and broad bracts and stipules. Once adequate vegetative propagation techniques have been developed, Albizia gummifera deserves to be promoted for planting. It is valued as a shade tree for albiiza, e. Albizia gummifera 1, leafy twig; 2, flowering twig; 3, leaflet; 4, fruit. Gummifsra gummifera inflorescence obtained from Zimbabweflora.
Albizia gummifera Albizia gummifera. Journal of Ethnopharmacology The leaves are said to quicken the ripening of bananas. Once dry, the wood is fairly stable in service.
Peacock flower, smooth-bark flat-crown En. Retrieved from ” https: In northern and eastern Madagascar the wood of Albizia viridis is used for flooring and furniture.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Albizia gummifera
Albizia gummifera is widespread, occurring from eastern Nigeria akbizia western Ethiopia and Kenya, and south to Zimbabwe and Mozambique; albiaia in central Madagascar. Its leaves form a good mulch and it is a good shade tree.
The wood generally saws and works fairly easily with ordinary hand and machine tools, but sawn and planed surfaces tend to pick up. Inflorescence an axillary head on a 2. Red data list status: Quarter-sawn surfaces are often striped.