Albizia gummifera is a species of legume in the Fabaceae family, native to sub- saharan Africa and Madagascar, and naturalized in Brazil. It is also known as. Albizia gummifera. Fabaceae – Mimosoideae. () C. A. Sm. The pods and leaves of A. gummifera. (Hertel Gerard D.) The leaves are paripinnate with Albizia gummifera. Fabaceae. Indigenous. Ag: Kansin. Am: Sesa. Eng: Peacock flower. Gmz: Tehga. Or: Ambabessa, Chatto, Gorbe, Karchofe, Muka-.
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The gum from the bark is sometimes used in confectionery.
Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images 4. Accessed 14 November Its wood is used for construction.
Reports on durability of the heartwood are contradictory, but in general it is susceptible to fungal, wood borer and termite attack.
Peacock flower, smooth-bark flat-crown En. The roots and leaves are purgative and are used in Madagascar to treat diarrhoea and eye troubles. Albizia gummifera Albizia gummifera Albizia gommier The wood generally saws and works fairly easily gjmmifera ordinary hand and machine tools, but sawn and planed surfaces tend to pick up.
Albizia gummifera Albiza forest x – 77k – jpg www. The wood pulp is suitable for paper production. It is recommended for alley farming systems, mixed cropping, and for plantation crop plantings with coffee and bananas.
Collect seed while still on tree to avoid insect damage. Flowers bisexual, regular, 5-merous, reddish white, almost sessile, subtended by up to 6 mm long, caducous bracteoles; calyx obconical, 2—5 mm long, minutely pubescent outside; corolla 7—12 mm long, with 4. The grain is straight or interlocked, texture medium to coarse. Albizia gummifera inflorescence obtained from Zimbabweflora. Albizia gummifera is widespread, occurring from eastern Nigeria to western Ethiopia and Kenya, and south albizka Zimbabwe and Mozambique; also in central Madagascar.
In Kenya pounded roots are added to a bath to treat skin diseases, and an extract of crushed pods is drunk to treat stomach-ache. Albizia gummifera Albizia aurisparsa x – k – jpg www. Check-list of gummirera plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Approximately 35 species are found in continental Africa and about 30 in Madagascar.
Albizia gummifera ()
Trees are capable of growing rapidly. Approximately 35 species are found in continental Africa and about 30 in Madagascar. In eastern DR Congo a bark maceration is used as a body wash and drink to albixia psoriasis.
Scarification improves the germination capacity and vigour of the seeds. Once dry, the wood is fairly stable in service. Albizia gumifera is frequently confused with Albizia adianthifolia Schumach. Reports on durability of the heartwood are contradictory, but in general it is susceptible to fungal, wood borer and termite attack. The roots and leaves are purgative and are used in Madagascar to treat diarrhoea and eye troubles.
The wood is sometimes used as firewood and for making charcoal.
Extracts also showed in-vitro antimalarial activity against Plasmodium falciparumalthough much less than chloroquine used as reference drug. Like Albizia gummiferaAlbizia grandibracteata is planted as an ornamental and shade tree, and to improve the soil. Plantes et animaux utiles de Madagascar. In eastern DR Congo a bark maceration is used as a body wash and drink to treat psoriasis.
Albizia gummifera Distribution of Albizia gummifera New macrocyclic spermine budmunchiamine alkaloids from Albizia gummifera: Native to divisions E and S, it is also commonly planted as an ornamental elsewhere, e.
Wight, which differs in its pubescent leaflets and pods. In Gummfera roots are soaked in water for 10 minutes, and the liquid is drunk to relieve the pain caused by sprains. Inflorescence an axillary head on a 2.
It is a small tree up to 10 —15 m tall, rather frequent on sandy soils in southern Madagascar. Triterpenoid saponins and sapogenin lactones from Albizia gummifera. Albizia gummifera trees live in association with arbuscular mycorrhizae.