Albizia lebbekoides

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Albizia lebbekoides


Tree to 32 m high, stem diameter 68 cm. Branchlets terete, glabrous (or tomentellous). Leaves: Stipules filiform, subulate, 1.5-2 mm, early caducous. Inflorescences consisting of pedunculate glomerules aggregated into terminal and axillary puberulous to shortly tomentose panicles; Flowers bisexual, sessile, uniform, pentamerous, fragrant. Stamens white, to c. 6 mm, tube longer than the corolla-tube, often equalling the corolla. Ovary glabrous, 1-1.5 mm, sessile. Seeds obovate or suborbicular, flattened, c. 7 by 5 by 1.5 mm;


Asia-Tropical: Cambodia (Cambodia present); Jawa (Jawa present); Laos (Laos present); Lesser Sunda Is. present (Bali present); New Guinea present; Philippines (Philippines present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present); Thailand (Thailand present); Vietnam (Vietnam present), Flores present, Kisar present, Komodo present, Sumba present, Sumbawa present, Timor present
Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam; in Malesia: Java, Celebes, Philippines, Lesser Sunda Islands (Sumbawa, Kisar, Sumba, Komodo, Flores, Bali, Timor), New Guinea (once collected). — .


Used as a shade-tree and for firewood; the wood is durable but too light for construction purposes; the bark is used for tanning.


Specimens from Timor have wider pods, 2.4-2.8 cm wide; some specimens from Timor and Bali have larger leaflets, up to 2.7 by 0.9-1.4 cm, but otherwise agree with the species.


Blanco 1879 – In: Fl. Filip., ed. 3: 137
Benth. 1985: p. 38. – In: Opera Bot.: f. 20
Decne. 1835: Herb. Timor. Descr.: 133
Ho 1970 – In: Illus. Fl. S. Vietnam, ed. 2: 806
Backer & Bakh. f. 1963 – In: Fl. Java: 553
Benth. 1985 – In: Fl. Thailand: 194
Benth. 1981: p. 93. – In: Fl. Camb. Laos Vietnam: pl. 17: 1-7
Verdc. 1979: Manual New Guin. Legum.: 185
Blanco 1845: Fl. Filip., ed. 2: 507
Nielsen 1979 – In: Adansonia: 223