Albizia rufa

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Albizia rufa


Climber or trailing shrub, up to 10 m. Branchlets terete, reddish tomentose in the distal parts, glabrescent, armed by recurved prickles, 0.5-1.5 cm, each emerging from the bases of the leaf-scars, caducous. Leaves: Stipules lanceolate-linear, caducous, c. 3 by 1 mm, reddish tomentose. Inflorescences composed of pedunculate glomerules aggregated into terminal, red-brown tomentose-floc- culose panicles, peduncles solitary or a few together, 0.7-2 cm, with glomerules of 15-25 sessile flowers. Flowers dimorphic, tetramerous or pentamerous, bisexual. Stamens few, c. 12- 20 mm, white (or pink in the proximal part), tube equalling the corolla-tube. Ovary c. 1 mm, with a few curly hairs, stipe c. 1 mm. Seeds ovate-oblong, strongly flattened, c. 8 by 5 mm;


Asia-Tropical, W Java present
Malesia: W Java.


Backer & Bakh. f. 1963 – In: Fl. Java: 553
Nielsen 1985: p. 46. – In: Opera Bot.: f. 26