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Albizia amara (Roxb.) Boivin
Information on the genus : Albizia
Basionym : Mimosa amara Roxb.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Albizia amara (Roxb.) Boivin subsp. amara
 Mimosa amara Roxb.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Albizia gracilifolia Harms (1922)
Taxon infra-specific
Albizia amara subsp. sericocephala (Benth.) Brenan
Albizia amara (Roxb.) Boivin subsp. amara
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree, rarely shrubby, 1,5-12(?15)m, deciduous; crown rounded or flat; young branchlets with rather short dense spreading grey to golden pubescence.
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Ecology : Acacia-Commiphora scrub; wooded grassland; often on or near rocks; woodland with Sclerocarya etc.; open woodland with Acacia seyal, Lannea humilis etc. on sandy soil; wooded Hyparrihenia grassland with Acacia seyal, Harrisonia abyssinica, etc...
  Bostwana, S. Africa; subsp. amara also in India and Sri Lanka.
  Comprises 2 subsp.: -amara; subsp. sericocephala (Benth.) Brenan (syn.: A. struthiophylla Milne-Redh.).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 445
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