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Albizia – Wikipedia

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– Albizia is a genus of over 160 species of fast-growing subtropical and tropical trees and shrubs.
– Leaves are pinnately or bipinnately compound.
– Flowers are small and in bundles, with stamens longer than petals.
– Flowers have many more than 10 stamens.
– Stamens are joined at the bases, distinguishing it from Acacia.

– Albizias are important for forage, timber, and medicinal purposes.
– Some species are cultivated for ornamental purposes due to attractive flowers.
– Used as food plants by moth larvae in the genus Endoclita.
– Species from southeast Asia are termed East Indian walnut for timber.
– Albizia julibrissin is notable for its ornamental value.

– Molucca albizia is considered invasive in Hawaii and other Pacific Islands.
– The tree grows rapidly and colonizes disturbed wet areas.
– Large branches shed, causing damage to infrastructure.
– Known as Falcataria moluccana, it is a threat to native ecosystems.
– Requires management to control its spread.

See also:
– List of Albizia species provides a comprehensive overview.
– Helps in identifying different species within the Albizia genus.
– Useful resource for researchers and botanists.
– Offers detailed information on specific characteristics of each species.
– Enhances knowledge about the diversity of Albizia plants.

– Plants of the World Online provides valuable information on Albizia.
– Publications like “Trees for Wood and Animal Production in Northern Australia” offer insights.
– Reference books like “Plant Systematics: An Integrated Approach” contribute to botanical knowledge.
– Research articles on the antibacterial properties of Albizia myriophylla wood.
– RHS website for information on Albizia julibrissin and its cultivation.

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