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Taxon: Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth.

Genus: Albizia
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Mimosoideae tribe: Ingeae. Also placed in: Mimosaceae
Nomen number: 2140
Place of publication: London J. Bot. 3:87. 1844
Name verified on: 23-Dec-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 12-Aug-2010
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • acacia-tree   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • Broome raintree   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • East Indian-walnut   (Source: Trop Leg ) – English
  • frywood   (Source: Trop Leg ) – English
  • Indian siris   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • koko   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • lebbek   (Source: AH 505 ) – English
  • lebbektree   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • powderpuff-tree   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • siristree   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • women's-tongue-tree   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • lebbekboom   (Source: Weeds SAfr 2001 ) – Afrikaans
  • ébano-oriental   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • coração-de-negro   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • língua-de-mulher   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • língua-de-sogra   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
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Distributional range:

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Cape Verde
    Africa
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Mexico
    United States [s.e.]
  • PACIFIC
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: West Indies
    Mesoamerica: Central America
    South America [tropical]

      Cultivated:
  • cultivated in tropics

      Other:
  • probably native in tropical mainland Asia

References:

  • 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages. 4:40 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 4:40.
  • Abbiw, D. K. 1990. Useful plants of Ghana.
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1960–. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam.
  • Barneby, R. C. & J. W. Grimes. 1996. Silk tree, guanacaste, monkey's earring: a generic system for the synandrous Mimosaceae of the Americas. Part I. Abarema, Albizia, and allies. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 74(1):242–243.
  • Campbell, F. T., ed. 1995. Report of National Coalition of Exotic Plant Pest Councils. (unpublished draft)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980–. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. 1963–. Flora of southern Africa.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984–. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Hara, H. et al. 1978–1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  • Henderson, L. 2001. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12.
  • Huang, Y. H. 1983. A taxonomic study of the genus Albizia Durazz. from China. Acta Bot. Yunnan. 5:132.
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  • Kala, C. P. et al. 2004. Prioritization of medicinal plants on the basis of available knowledge, existing practices and use value status in Uttaranchal, India. Biodivers. & Conservation 13:460.
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  • Li, H. L. et al., eds. 1975–1979. Flora of Taiwan.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Lock, J. M. & J. Heald. 1994. Legumes of Indochina: a checklist.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Migahid, A. M. 1988–1990. Flora of Saudi Arabia, ed. 3.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  • Nasir, S. M. & M. Athar. 1998. Fuelwood as an energy source. Phytologia 85:106.
  • National Academy of Sciences. 1979. Tropical legumes: resources for the future.
  • National Academy of Sciences. 1980. Firewood crops. Shrub and tree species for energy production.
  • Nielsen, I. 1979. Notes on the genus Albizia Durazz. (Leguminosae-Mimosoideae) in Mainland S.E. Asia. Adansonia sér. 2, 19:220.
  • Nielsen, I. 1985. The Malesian species of Acacia and Albizia (Leguminosae-Mimosoideae). Opera Bot. 81:30.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rico Arce, M. de L. et al. 2008. A taxonomic study of Albizia (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae: Ingeae) in Mexico and Central America. Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 65:273–277.
  • Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource).
  • Terrell, E. E. et al. 1986. Agric. Handb. no. 505.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds.
  • Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the flora of Yemen.
  • Webster's third new international dictionary.
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Check other web resources for Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth.:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP: North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images or nodulation data:

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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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