Albizia pedicellata

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Albizia pedicellata


Straight-boled, monopodial tree, up to 33 m high; Branchlets ridged, with reddish brown lenticels and very prominent leaf-scars, sparsely rusty puberulous. Leaves: Stipules to c. 2.5 mm, erect when young, soon recurved and thorn-like, often caducous. Inflorescences composed of pedunculate corymbs aggregated into terminal or axillary panicles, puberulous or sometimes glabrescent; Flowers dimorphic, pentamerous, bisexual. Stamens greenish, especially towards the top, c. 20-25 mm, tube to c. 3.5 mm, shorter than the corolla- tube. Ovary sessile, glabrous, 3.5-4 mm. Seeds yellow, ovate, strongly flattened, c. 11 by 7.5 by 1 mm, narrowed at the hilum;


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Malaya present; Philippines (Philippines present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Bangka present, Luzon present, Palawan present, Sibuyan present
Malesia: Malaya, Sumatra (incl. Bangka), Borneo, Philippines (Palawan, Sibuyan, Luzon).


The broad and papery pods are probably well adapted for wind dispersal.
The dark brown heartwood perhaps makes this an excellent timber tree, but the wood may be too soft to be useful.


Cockb. 1976: p. 189. – In: Trees Sabah: f. 41
Whitm. 1972 – In: Tree Fl. Malaya: 279
Benth. 1985: p. 44. – In: Opera Bot.: f. 24
Merr. 1923 – In: Enum. Philipp.: 247
Nielsen 1979: p. 211. – In: Adansonia: f. 2