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Albizia lebbeck


Accepted name

Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Synonyms

Acacia lebbeck (L.) Willd.3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 19, 20
Acacia lebbek (L.) Willd.21
Acacia macrophylla Bunge22
Acacia speciosa (Jacq.) Willd.8, 9
Albizia latifolia B. Boivin8, 20, 23
Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth. var. leucoxylon Hassk.20
Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth. var. pubescens Haines18
Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth. var. rostrata Haines18
Albizia lebbek sensu auct.1, 20
Feuilleea lebbeck (L.) Kuntze3, 7, 19, 20
Inga borbonica Hassk.20
Inga leucoxylon Hassk.20
Mimosa lebbeck L.3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 19, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
Mimosa lebbek L.21
Mimosa sirissa Roxb.8, 9, 20
Mimosa speciosa Jacq.3, 6, 8, 9, 19, 20
Pithecellobium splitgerberianum Miq.

Taxonomy

Tribe: Ingeae;  Genus: Albizia

Vernacular names

Acacia30; Baile de Caballero (Venezuela)30; Boir Noir11; Bois Noir (French Antilles)31; Bois Noir (French Antilles)11; Bois Noir (French Antilles)32; Bois Noir (French Antilles)30; Bonara (Madagascar)16; Bwar Nwar33; Fany (Madagascar)16; Faux Mendoravina (Madagascar)16; Kona (Tamil)34; Lebbeck35; Lengua de Mujer (Latin Amer.)30; Mara (Sinh)34; Mata-raton (Panama)30; Rain Tree36; Shack-shack31; Siris36; Siris37; Siris-tree4; Suriya Mara (Sinh)34; Vageri (Tamil)34; Vaivai Ni Vavalagi36; Vakai (Tamil)34; Vieille Fille31; Woman's Tongue11; Woman's Tongue32; Woman's Tongue30; Woman's Tongue Tree5; bano-oriental4

Descriptors

Perennial non-climbing tree;  vulnerable

Uses

Environmental38; Wood38; Chemical products39; Domestic40; Environmental8; Environmental20; Environmental41; Environmental42; Environmental16; Forage43; Medicine40; Medicine37; Medicine39; Medicine44; Medicine18; Miscellaneous12; Miscellaneous37; Toxins44; Weed36; Wood8; Wood45; Wood20; Wood36; Wood41; Wood32; Wood37; Wood43; Wood16; Wood2

Notes

Planted as shade and street tree in Americas.30; Introduced and cultivated all over the tropics.21; Probably native to tropical mainland Asia.22; Probably native of Mainland Asia & /or E. Africa.22; In Malesia only naturalised in areas with a seasonal climate.20; Native of Tropical Asia and Africa.46; Introduced to Mauritius from Bengal by Cossigny in 1767.47


Geographical records

Africa22, 46:   Angola-ISO(I)48, Benin(I)49, Chad(I)50, Djibouti(I)51, Egypt(I)52, Equatorial Guinea-ISO(I)49, Ethiopia(I)53, Ghana(I)49, Guinea Bissau(I)54, Ivory Coast(I)52, Kenya(I)1, Liberia(I)52, Malawi(I)55, Mali(I)49, Mozambique(I)55, Niger(I)56, Nigeria(I)49, Sao Tome & Principe(I)57, Senegal(I)49, Sierra Leone(I)49, Somalia(I)53, South Africa(I)58, Tanzania(I)1, The Gambia(I)49, Togo(I)49, Uganda(I)1, Zaire(I)59, Zambia(I)55, Zimbabwe(I)55

Aldabra:   Amirantes Group11

Asia1, 2, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 23, 42, 45, 46, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90:   Afghanistan(I)60, Bangladesh(N)85, 89, Bhutan(N)12, Cambodia(I)8, China(I)17, 61, 64, India(N)12, 18, 42, 64, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 86, 87, 88, India-ISO(N)9, Indonesia-ISO(I)20, 63, 64, Iran(I)60, Iraq(I)60, Java(N)20, Kalimantan(N)63, Laos(N)8, Lesser Sunda Is(N)20, Malaysia-ISO(I)20, 65, Myanmar(N)8, Nepal(N)15, 78, Pakistan(N)13, Peninsular Malaysia(N)65, Philippines(I)90, Ryukyu Is(I)14, Singapore(I)65, Sri Lanka(N)23, Sulawesi(N)20, Sumatra(N)64, Taiwan(I)17, 61, 62, Thailand(I)8, 45, Vietnam(I)8

Australasia2, 91, 92:   Australia(I)91, 92, Papua New Guinea(I)2

Brazil:   Maranhao30, Minas Gerais30

Caribbean30:   Bahamas(I)30, Bermuda(I)30, Caribbean-TRP(I)3, 6, 7, 26, 28, 93, 94, 95, Cuba(I)30, Jamaica(I)30, Puerto Rico(I)30, Virgin Is(I)30

Central America7, 28, 30, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102:   Belize(I)29, 95, 103, El Salvador(I)100, Guatemala(I)29, 95, Mexico (North & Central)(I)7, 28, 30, 99, Mexico (South East)(I)30, 96, 97, 98, Nicaragua(I)102, Panama(I)19, 30, 104

China:   Fujian17, Guangdong17, Guangxi17

Comoro Is:   Anjouan I105

India:   Andhra Pradesh86, Arunachal Pradesh70, Assam18, Bihar79, Dadra-Nagar-Haveli73, Delhi80, Goa73, Gujarat42, Haryana81, Himachal Pradesh75, Jammu-Kashmir88, Karnataka66, Kerala84, Madhaya Pradesh82, Maharashtra74, Manipur77, Meghalaya71, Mizoram77, Nagaland77, Orissa67, Pondicherry77, Punjab83, Rajasthan69, Sikkim12, Tamil Nadu68, Tripura72, Uttar Pradesh76, West Bengal87, Yanan77

Indian Ocean10, 11, 16, 18, 101, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109:   Aldabra(I)11, Andaman Is(N)18, 109, Chagos Archipelago(I)107, Comoro Is(I)105, 106, Madagascar(I)16, Maldives(U)101, Mauritius(I)10, 108, Mayotte(I)105, 106, Reunion(I)10, Rodrigues(I)10, Seychelles(I)11

Mauritius:   Agalega I108

Mexico (North & Central):   Sinaloa30, Tamaulipas30

Mexico (South East):   Chiapas30, Yucatan30

Middle East60:   Oman(I)60, Saudi Arabia(I)60, South Yemen(I)60, Yemen(I)60

North America110:   United States(I)95, 110

Pacific Ocean32, 36, 111, 112:   Fiji(I)36, Marshall Is(I)111, New Zealand (North)(I)112, Northern Marianas(I)111, Society Is(I)32

South America30, 113, 114, 115:   Argentina(I)4, Bolivia(U)114, Brazil(I)4, 27, 30, Colombia(I)24, 30, French Guiana(I)25, Guyana(N)30, 115, Paraguay(I)4, Peru(I)113, Surinam(N)30, 115, Venezuela(I)4, 30

United States:   California110, Florida110, Texas110

(N = native, I = introduced, U = uncertain status)

Habitats (for Africa only)

Cultivated1

Literature citations

Description1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 30, 31, 40, 45, 47, 65, 92, 102, 116, 117;  Illustration2, 4, 6, 8, 13, 17, 31, 45, 61, 118, 119, 120, 121

Sources

2005-04 SeneviratneGI (Sinhala & Tamil vern. names);     Coordinator: 2001-05 Barneby RC & Grimes JW (Monograph 1996/97)

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