Albizia myriophylla

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Albizia myriophylla


Scandent shrub to climber. Branchlets terete, tomentose to puberulous, glabrescent, armed with prickles; Leaves: Stipules filiform, 2-3 mm. Inflorescence composed of pedunculate glomerules aggregated into terminal, tomentose panicles; Flowers sessile, dimorphic, pentamerous, bisexual. Stamens white, tube equalling the corolla-tube. Ovary c. 1 mm, glabrous, stipe c. 1-1.5 mm. Seeds orbicular to obovate, slightly biconvex, 6.5 by 5 by 1.5 mm, areole c. 4.5 by 1.5 mm, pleurogram parallel to the margins and open towards the hilum.


Asia-Tropical: Cambodia (Cambodia present); Laos (Laos present); Thailand (Thailand present), Burma present, E Himalayas present, Kelantan present, N India present, N Malay Peninsula and off-shore islands present, P. Lang- kawi present, Pahang present, Perak present, Perlis present, S Vietnam present, Trengganu present
N India, E Himalayas, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, S Vietnam; in Malesia: N Malay Peninsula and off-shore islands (P. Lang- kawi, Perlis, Kelantan, Trengganu, Perak, Pahang).


According to Burkill (I.e.) the roots are used as a substitute for liquorice, the leaves in a lotion and as a medicine for cough.


Often confused with Acacia pennata and allied species.


Benth. 1981: p. 101. – In: Fl. Camb. Laos Vietnam: pl. 18
Whitm. 1972 – In: Tree Fl. Malaya: 277
Burkill 1935 – In: Diet.: 88
Benth. 1985: p. 198. – In: Fl. Thailand: f. 50: 7,12
Gagnep. 1913 – In: Fl. Gen. Indo-Chine: 91
Benth. 1985 – In: Opera Bot.: 46
Nielsen 1980 – In: Adansonia: 227
Ho 1970 – In: Illus. Fl. S. Vietnam, ed. 2: 805