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Published In: Magazzino toscano 3(4): 13–14, pl. [opposite p. 1]. 1772. (Mag. Tosc.) Name publication detail

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General/Distribution: A genus with about 145 species, distributed in tropical and subtropical regions of the world.


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Unarmed trees or shrubs; leaves compound bipinnate, petiolar and jugal glands more or less conspicuous, stipules setaceous, obsolete or rarely papery. Inflorescence pedunculate globose heads, arranged racemosely. Flowers sessile or pedicellate, bisexual. Calyx gamosepalous, dentate or shortly lobed. Corolla gamopetalous, funnel shaped, petals connate beyond the middle. Stamens generally indefinite, connate at the base or high up into a tube; filaments elongated, white, rose or rarely purple, anthers small, eglandular. Ovary shortly stipitate or sessile; style filiform, stigma capitate or minute. Pod broadly linear, thin, compressed, dehiscent or not; continuous inside the valves and without pulp within. Seeds ovate or orbicular, compressed, funicle filiform.

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1.Pinnae 6-20 pairs, leaflets with the midrib close to the upper edge
2.Inflorescence an elongated raceme
Albizia lophantha
2.Inflorescence umbelloid
3.Leaflets scarcely 2.5 mm broad
Albizia chinensis
3.Leaflets 3-8 mm broad
4.Leaflets acute, flowers pink; calyx teeth distinct
Albizia julibrissin
4.Leaflets usually obtuse, flowers yellow; calyx teeth subobsolete
Albizia odoratissima
1.Pinnae 1-6 pairs, leaflets usually with the midrib near the centre
5.Leaflets acuminate
Albizia lucida
5.Leaflets obtuse or retuse
6.Leaflets not more than 13 mm broad; calyx teeth obsolete
Albizia odoratissima
6.Leaflets more than 13 mm broad, at least towards the end of the pinna; calyx teeth distinct
7.Flowers pedicellate; pod pale straw coloured
Albizia lebbeck
7.Flowers sessile; pod brown
Albizia procera
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