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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 11/15/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 11/15/2012)
Species ALBIZZIA CARBONARIA Britton ex Britt. & Wils.
PlaceOfPublication Scientif. Surv. Porto Rico & Virgin Isl. 6:348. 1926.
Synonym Albizzia mialacocarpa Standl. ex Standl. & Cald. Fl. Salv. 96. 1925 (Jyponym); Britt. & Rose, in N. Am. Fl. 23:44. 1928, fide Britt. & Killip.
Description Moderate or large tree, the branchlets tomentose when young becoming gla- brous, moderately lenticellate, unarmed. Leaves moderately large, bipinnate, the pinnae 7-15 pairs opposite on the rachis, the leaflets 10-25 pairs per pinna; petioles mostly 2-3 cm. long, tomentulose, nearly terete, usually eglandular; primary rachis up to 10 cm. long, similar to the petiole, bearing at the apex at insertion of terminal pair of pinnae a sessile, subcupular gland; pinnular rachis 2-5 cm. long, puberulent, usually bearing a sessile gland at insertion of the terminal pair of leaflets; leaflets opposite, oblong-subfalcate, 4-6 mm. long and 1-2 mm. wide, asymmetrically acute apically, obliquely rounded or subtruncate basally, pubescent above and more heavily so below, somewhat paler below, the costa excentric, the venation obscure; stipules early caducous. Inflorescence of several pedunculate umbels from terminal and subterminal defoliate or minutely foliate nodes; peduncles slender, up to 3 cm. long, tomentulose; bractlets linear-spatulate, caducous. Flowers briefly pedicellate, dense; calyx narrowly obconic, about 2.5 mm. long, tomentulose; corolla narrowly funnelform, about 5 mm. long, tomentose, the lobes the length of the tube; stamens about 14 mm. long, the staminal tube well included; ovary glabrous. Legume broadly linear, 8-11 cm. long and almost 2 cm. wide, stipitate, pubescent, falsely septate, the seeds transverse.
Habit tree
Distribution Salvador, Panama, and Colombia.
Specimen DARIEN: Cana, Williams 952.
Note Albizzia malacocarpa was described in part (flowers) from a Panama specimen (Williamts 952). On the basis of certain characteristics A. carbonaria might well be considered Pithecolobium (or Sainanea, if this be recognized as distinct from Pithecolobium) instead of Albizzia. Yet the legume better fits Albizzia.
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