African Plant Database

Albizia tanganyicensis Baker f.
Information on the genus : Albizia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Albizia tanganyicensis Baker f. subsp. tanganyicensis
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Albizia lebbeck var. australis Burtt Davy
=Albizia rhodesica Burtt Davy (1932)
Taxon infra-specific
Albizia tanganyicensis Baker f. subsp. tanganyicensis
Albizia tanganyicensis subsp. adamsoniorum Brenan
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree (3-) 9-20 m, deciduous and usually flowering when quite leafless; trunk 1,2 m Ø, 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;
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Ecology : Brachystegia-Julbernardia deciduous woodland, especially on rocky hills and outcrops; Kalahari sand (sometimes gregariously); Acacia-Commiphora bush on steep rocky bank of wet-season river, locally common; etc...
  Botswana, S. Africa.
  Comprises 2 subspp.
  A very distinctive species (papery-peeling bark, and seeds ±10-17 x 8-13mm). Confused with A. antunesiana without bark or notes about the bark.
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Record n°176748
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