Albizia brevifolia Schinz

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Albizia brevifolia

Photo: Rob Burrett
Beitbridge

Albizia brevifolia

Photo: Rob Burrett
South-West of Hwange Town.

Albizia brevifolia

Photo: Rob Burrett
South-West of Hwange Town.

Albizia brevifolia

Photo: Rob Burrett
South-West of Hwange Town.

Albizia brevifolia

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Byo-Vic Falls Rd near Hwange

Albizia brevifolia

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Byo-Vic Falls Rd near Hwange

Albizia brevifolia

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Byo-Vic Falls Rd near Hwange

Albizia brevifolia

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Victoria Falls Enclosure

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Synonyms: Albizia parvifolia Burtt Davy
Albizia rogersii Burtt Davy
Common names: Rock albizia (English)
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Description:
Deciduous shrub or small to medium-sized tree. Branchlets often spine-tipped. Leaves typically as broad as they are long, with 6-10 pairs of pinnae; leaflets in up 20 pairs per pinna, oblong, bluish to blue-green; petiole with a gland about midway. Flowers in fluffy, semi-spherical heads, creamy-white. Pods up to 27 cm long, usually hairless brown, indehiscent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: brevifolia: with short leaves
Habitat: On dry rocky hillsides
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Limpopo, Mpumalanga South Africa.
Botswana distribution: N
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Literature:

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 125 - 126.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 224. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 215.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 240.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 61.

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Flora of Mozambique: Albizia brevifolia
Flora of Zambia: Albizia brevifolia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Albizia brevifolia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Albizia brevifolia
African Plant Database: Albizia brevifolia
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Albizia brevifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Albizia brevifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Albizia brevifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Albizia brevifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Albizia brevifolia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Albizia brevifolia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Albizia brevifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Albizia brevifolia
Ispot Southern Africa: Albizia brevifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Albizia brevifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Albizia brevifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Albizia brevifolia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Albizia brevifolia
Tropicos: Albizia brevifolia


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Albizia brevifolia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125620, retrieved 14 December 2018

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