Taxon: Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth.

 
Genus: Albizia
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
      Tribe: Ingeae
Nomen number: 2140
Place of publication: London J. Bot. 3:87. 1844
Name Verified on: 23-Dec-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 12-Aug-2010
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 22 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: agroforestry (fide Trop Leg)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Trop Leg)
  • Environmental: revegetator (fide Trop Leg)
  • Environmental: shade/shelter (fide Trop Leg)
  • Environmental: soil improver (fide Trop Leg)
  • Animal food: forage (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:40. 1992)
  • Fuels: potential as fuelwood (fide Trop Leg)
  • Materials: beads (fide Bot Beads World; as http://www.botanicalbeads.com/BBB_page_52.html,)
  • Materials: gum/resin (fide Trop Leg, as gum arabic substitute)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2; Biodiv Conserv 13:460. 2004)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Rep NCEPPC; Invasive Pl Spec; Weeds SAfr 2001)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . probably native in tropical mainland Asia

    Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • : Africa; Mexico; South America; United States
    • Macaronesia: Cape Verde
  • Northern America

    • : Africa; Mexico; South America; United States
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia
  • Southern America

    • : Africa; Mexico; South America; United States
    • Caribbean: West Indies
    • Central America: Central America

  • Cultivated:

    . cult. in tropics

References:

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Synonyms:

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 & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas 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.