Albizia splendens

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Albizia splendens


Tree to 30(-50) m, rarely buttressed; Branchlets slightly angled to terete, glabrous, dark brown, often with transverse fissures when dry. Leaves: Stipules not seen. Inflorescences composed of pedunculate glomerules, on nude branchlets below the leaves or in the upper leaf- axils; Flowers subsessile, dimorphic, pentamerous, bisexual. Stamens white, tube equalling the corolla-tube. Ovary sessile, c. 3 mm, glabrous. Seeds brown, often irregular on shape, ovoid to broadly ellipsoid(-obovoid), biconvex, c. 13-16 by 10-14 by 4-5.5 mm;


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Brunei present, Kalimantan present, Sabah present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Peninsular Thailand present
Peninsular Thailand; Malesia: Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo (Brunei, Sabah, Kalimantan).


Hardwood, moderately hard and heavy, strong, without silica, ± durable, seasons slowly without degrading. Suitable for furniture.


Whitm. 1972 – In: Tree Fl. Malaya: 287
Miq. 1985: p. 46. – In: Opera Bot.: f. 27
Kosterm. 1966 – In: Adansonia: 361
Cockb. 1976: p. 198. – In: Trees Sabah: f. 43
Nielsen 1979 – In: Adansonia: 211