African Plant Database

Albizia adianthifolia (Schumach.) W. Wight
Protologue : U.S.D.A. Bur. Pl. Industr. Bull. 137, 12 (1909)
Information on the genus : Albizia
Basionym : Mimosa adianthifolia Schumach.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Albizia adianthifolia (Schumach.) W. Wight var. adianthifolia
 Mimosa adianthifolia Schumach. (1827)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Albizia fastigiata (E. Mey.) Oliv.
=Zygia fastigiata E. Mey.
=Inga fastigiata (E. Mey.) Oliv.
=*Albizia sassa (Willd.) J. F. Macbr. sensu Baker f., p.p. excl. syn. Sassa et Mimosa sassa
=Albizia sassa var. chirindensis (Swynn. ex Baker f.) Baker f.
=Albizia fastigiata var. chirindensis Swynn. ex Baker f.
Taxon infra-specific
Albizia adianthifolia (Schumach.) W. Wight var. adianthifolia
Albizia adianthifolia var. intermedia (De Wild. & T. Durand) Villiers
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree (2,5-)4-40 m; trunk to 1m Ø, slightly buttressed, to 7-12-15 m long in forest; crown flattened; young branchlets densely, rather coarsely and persistently rusty- to fulvous-pubescent; branches dichotomous, fastigiate.
Ecology : Wide range of habitats (ecotypes may be recognizable). Edge of evergreen forest; rain-forest; deciduous woodland; wooded grassland; mainly in regrowth forest; humid land; fallow places; sometimes abundant; near sea-level-1680 m alt.
  Variable plant.
  S. Africa.
  Comprises 2 vars. - Var. intermedia (De Wild. & T. Durand) Villiers (syn.: A. oliveri Pellegr.; A. welwitschii Oliv. quoad specim. Mann.
  Has been confused with A. gummifera. Interbreeding may occur with the latter and with A. intermedia.
Biol./Eco : Tree; Humid, Subhumid; Grassland, Wooded Grassland, Woodland, Forest, Anthropic; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m; distribution: Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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carte afrique num 176747
Record n°176747
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