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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.

[FZ]

Leguminosae, J.P.M. Brenan. Flora Zambesiaca 3:1. 1970

Morphology General Habit
Tree 6-36 m. high; crown spreading, flat; bark rough, flaking off; young branchlets puberulous or shortly pubescent, later glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves: rhachis ± thinly crisped-puberulous or shortly pubescent; pinnae (2)3-6(8) pairs; leaflets (4)6-11(12) pairs, 13-33 x 5-14(17) mm., oblong to elliptic- or ovate-oblong, rounded at the apex, subglabrous except for a few hairs on the midrib beneath, or sometimes ± thinly puberulous beneath especially towards the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers subsessile or on pedicels 0.5-2 mm. long; bracteoles already fallen by flowering time, minute, mostly 1.5-2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 3.5-6.5 mm. long, not slit unilaterally, puberulous outside, with a few shortly stipitate glands (x 20 lens necessary) principally on the outside of the lobes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white or whitish, 8-13.5 mm. long, puberulous outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Staminal tube not or scarcely exserted beyond the corolla; filaments 1.7-4 cm. long, red above, white below.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod dehiscent, (10)14-21 x (2.3)3.2-3.7(4.8) cm., oblong, glabrous or nearly so, ± glossy, obscurely venose, brown or purplish-brown, usually ± tapered and acute at the base and sometimes at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds c. 9-12 x 8-9 mm., flattened.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian woodland, Sudanian woodland, Somalia-Masai woodland, Guinea-Congolia/Sudania regional transition zone; forest., Guinea-Congolia/Sudania regional transitional zone; wooded grassland.
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Tree
Vernacular
Mugavu

[FWTA]

Mimosaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Morphology General Habit
Spreading tree, to 90 ft. high
Ecology
In the drier types of forest and in savannah
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers reddish.

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[ILDIS]
Use
Toxins, Wood

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Albizia coriaria Welw. ex Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Gossweiler, J. [590], Angola K001276775
Welwitsch [1762], Angola K000244519
Welwitsch [1764 b], Angola K000244520
Welwitsch [s.n.], Angola K000244521
Chevalier, A. [23722], Benin Albizia poissonii K000244470

First published in Fl. Trop. Afr. 2: 360 (1871)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Flora Zambesiaca 3(1): 1-153. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Fl. For. Soud.-Guin. 299.
  • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv. 1: 170, t. 60 B
  • Bak. f. Leg. Trop. Afr. 3: 861
  • F.T.A. 2: 360 (1871)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Flora Zambesiaca 3(1): 1-153. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Hamilton, A. (1981). A field guide to Uganda Trees
  • Verdcourt, B. & Trump, E. C. (1969). Common Poisonous Plants of East Africa
  • Brenan, J. P. M. (1959). Mimosoideae. In: Fl. Trop. East Africa. Hubbard & Milne-Redhead
  • Keay, R. W. J. (1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa. Ed. 2;Vol. 1, part 2
  • Eggeling, W. J. & Dale, I. R. (1952). The Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate.

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