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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Albizia Durazz.
      1. Albizia tanganyicensis Baker f.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Africa.

    [FTEA]

    Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Habit
    Tree (3–)9–20 m. high, deciduous and usually flowering when quite leafless; trunk smooth except at base where burned, with old bark peeling off in brown papery pieces, the young bark creamy-white to ochre-yellow or yellow-green; crown flat or rounded.
    Branches
    Young branchlets glabrous to pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves:rhachis clothed like young branchlets, not hooked or clawed at ends; pinnae 3–6 pairs; leaflets (4–)7–13(–17) pairs, ovate-elliptic or ovate-oblong, 11–55 mm. long, 6–29(–32) mm. wide, rounded to subacute at apex, glabrous to ± crisped-pubescent on both sides.
    Flowers
    Flowers white, usually produced before the young leaves, sessile or to 1 mm. pedicellate; bracteoles spathulate, about 2 mm. long, already fallen when the flowers open.
    Calyx
    Calyx 4–6 mm. long, sometimes slit unilaterally, densely brown-tomentellous on lobes; tube glabrous to ± pubescent, occasionally with sessile glands.
    Corolla
    Corolla 7–11 mm. long, ± brown-tomentellous on lobes; tube glabrous to ± pubescent, occasionally with sessile glands.
    Stamens
    Staminal tube not or scarcely exserted beyond corolla, filaments 1.5–4 cm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod oblong, 15 –30 cm. long, 2.5–5 cm. wide, glabrous, brown, ± glossy, not or only obscurely venose.
    Seeds
    Seeds about 10–17 mm. long and 8–12 mm. wide, flattened.
    Habitat
    Brachystegia-Julbernardia deciduous woodland, especially on rocky hills and outcrops; 760–1680 m.
    Distribution
    T1 T4 T5 T6 T8
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Tree
    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket, Zambezian woodland
    [FZ]

    Leguminosae, J.P.M. Brenan. Flora Zambesiaca 3:1. 1970

    Habit
    Tree (3)9-20 m. high, deciduous and usually flowering when quite leafless; trunk smooth except at the base where burned, with old bark peeling off in brown papery pieces, the young bark creamy-white to ochre-yellow or yellow-green; crown flat or rounded; young branchlets glabrous to pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves: rhachis clothed like the young branchlets, not hooked or clawed at the ends; pinnae 3-7 pairs; leaflets (4)7-13(17) pairs, somewhat asymmetric, 11-55 x 6-29(32) mm., ovate- to obovate-elliptic or ovate-oblong, rounded to subacute at the apex, glabrous to ± crisped-pubescent on both surfaces.
    Flowers
    Flowers white, usually produced before the young leaves, sessile or up to 1 mm. pedicellate; bracteoles spathulate, c. 2 mm. long, already fallen when the flowers open.
    Calyx
    Calyx 4-6 mm. long, sometimes slit unilaterally, densely brown-tomentellous on the lobes; tube glabrous to ± pubescent, occasionally with sessile glands.
    Corolla
    Corolla pale-green, 7-11 mm. long, ± brown-tomentellous on the lobes; tube glabrous to ± pubescent, occasionally with sessile glands.
    Stamens
    Staminal tube not or scarcely exserted beyond the corolla; filaments 1.5-4 cm. long, white below, greenish-white near the apex.
    Fruits
    Pod dehiscent, 10-35 x 2.5-5.2 cm., oblong, glabrous, brown, ± glossy, not or only obscurely venose.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 10-17 x 8-13 mm., flattened.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Albizia tanganyicensis Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Apr 19, 1954 Burtt Davy [42183], South Africa K000244546
    Apr 1, 1954 Allen, C.E.F. [174], Zambia K000244523
    Aug 18, 1932 Burtt, B. D. [716], Tanzania K000244503 Unknown type material
    Rogers, F.A. [5319], Zambia K000244522 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in J. Bot. 67: 199 (1929)

    Accepted by

    • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.
    • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Flora Zambesiaca 3(1): 1-153. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Flora Zambesiaca 3(1): 1-153. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 2: 293 (1956).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 342 (1949).
    • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 862 (1930).
    • Bak. f. in Journal of Botany 67: 199 (1929).

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    • White, F. (1983). The Vegetation of Africa
    • Brenan, J. P. M. (1975). Kew Bull. 29:717-9. A new ssp of Albizzia tang. fr. Kenya
    • Brenan, J. P. M. (1959). Mimosoideae. In: Fl. Trop. East Africa. Hubbard & Milne-Redhead

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0