Albizia versicolor tree in Pretoria National Botanical Garden Species: Albizia versicolor. Name[edit]. Albizia versicolor Welw. ex Oliv. Albizia versicolor is planted as an ornamental shade tree. Root and bark decoctions are used as an anthelmintic and purgative, and to treat swollen glands and. BOTANIC DESCRIPTION. Albizia versicolor is a deciduous tree up to 20 m tall with a spreading rounded to flat crown. Bark on young branches covered with.

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Lebbeck is an astringentalso used by some cultures to treat boils, coughto treat the eyeflugingivitislung problems, pectoral problems, is used as a tonic, and is used to treat abdominal tumors. The roots develop nodules containing nitrogen-fixing bacteria.

Beautiful shaped specimen tree for a larger garden. The inner bark is used for making rope. One kg contains — seeds.

BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands. Seeds are preferably sown in seedling trays filled with a mixture of river sand vesicolor compost 4: The flowers attract insects to the garden. Medicinal plants of East Africa. Albizia versicolor wood in transverse section.

Albizia lebbeck is a species of Albizianative versicollor IndomalayaNew Guinea and Northern Australia [1] [2] and widely cultivated and naturalised in other tropical and subtropical regions.

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Root and bark decoctions are used as an anthelmintic and purgative, and to treat swollen glands and venereal diseases.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated species information – individual images: Albizia versicolor

Kirkia 8 2 Page Approximately 35 species are found in continental Africa and about 30 in Madagascar. The growth rate of trees is moderate.

Albizia versicolor fruiting branch obtained from Zimbabweflora. The traditional medical practitioner in Zimbabwe: Inflorescence an axillary head on 3—6 cm long peduncle. Size 7 to 20m Wildlife Insects: Harvested logs are often of poor quality, being short and irregular or with heart rot in larger sizes. Poisoning usually occurs in late winter when pods are blown off the trees and ingested by animals.

Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 67 4: The taxonomic history of A. In the West Indies and certain parts of South America this tree is known as a ‘Shak Shak Tree’ because of the sound the seeds make in the pod.

The flowers are white, with numerous 2. Bark greyish-brown, rough; young branchlets hairy. Seeds should be collected before the pods dehisce, which makes collecting difficult. The heartwood is resistant to impregnation by preservatives, the sapwood is permeable. Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens.


The wood dust may cause serious irritation to nose and throat. Albizia versicolor is a fairly hardy, versicolro, in warm areasbeautifully shaped, deciduous tree. The pods are poisonous to cattle and sheep. This, together with other local uses, especially as timber tree and medicinal plant, makes it a multipurpose tree worthy of cultivation on a wider scale. The jointing and gluing properties are good, but steam bending properties are usually poor. Planted trees can be managed by lopping and pollarding.

It is also recommended as ablizia ornamental tree for large zlbizia and parks. Balkema, Cape Town, South Africa.

Albizia versicolor

Description Albizia versicolor is a fairly hardy, large, in warm areasbeautifully shaped, deciduous tree. Display spot characters for this species.

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There are book citations related to Albizia versicolor Welw. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page Albizia versicolor Seidenbaum Albizia julibrissin x – 23k – jpg de. Albizia lebbeck is also psychoactive.

Poisonous plants of South Africa.