African Plant Database

Albizia gummifera (J. F. Gmel.) C. A. Sm.
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1930(5): 218 (1930)
Information on the genus : Albizia
Basionym : Sassa gummifera J. F. Gmel.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Sassa gummifera J. F. Gmel. (1791)
 Albizia gummifera (J. F. Gmel.) C. A. Sm. var. gummifera
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Inga sassa Willd. (1806)
=Albizia sassa (Willd.) Chiov. (1912)
=*Albizia laevicorticata Zimm.
=Albizia mearnsii De Wild. (1925)
Taxon infra-specific
Albizia gummifera (J. F. Gmel.) C. A. Sm. var. gummifera
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree to 30 m; bole 80 cm Ø, slightly buttressed; crown flattened; bark smooth, very rarely rough, grey; young branchlets finely and shortly brownish-pubescent, soon glabrescent and usually deep or blackish-purple, ultimately grey-barked.
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Ecology : Dominant species in secondary Albizia-Croton forest; rain-forest with Albizia, Macaranga, Croton, Ocotea; often a pioneer tree; colonizing thickets and woodland in succession from Londetia grassland to mixed Podocarpus latifolius forest. etc
  Closely resembling A. adianthifolia.
Biol./Eco : Tree; Humid, Subhumid; Forest; 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m, 1500-1999 m, 2000-2499 m; distribution: Africa.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 300 (2006).
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carte afrique num 62330
Record n°62330
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