Entry Albizia
Part of speech noun
Explanations in English Pantropical genus of circa 145 species; 27 indigenous Malagasy spp., plus 3 introduced and naturalized...

Albizia is distributed primarily in dry to subarid deciduous forest and thicket, with several species also in humid to subhumid evergreen forest...

A. lebbeck, now widely naturalized throughout Madagascar, can be distinguished from all other Malagasy Albizia by its large, papery, dehiscent pod, which is straw-colored and darker over the seeds. A group of species with distinctly rhombic leaflets includes: large, low elevation humid forest A. adianthifolia; mid elevation to montane humid and subhumid forest A. gummifera and A. viridis (with stipels); and dry deciduous forest A. mainaea. With the exception of A. viridis, the other 3 species have exceptionally long staminal tubes, the filaments fused nearly to the apex. [2.515]

Local names 
Albizia adianthifolia sambala, volomboroña
Albizia androyensis alimboro
Albizia bernieri alimboro, alomboro, halomboro, singena
Albizia boinensis alomboro, singena
Albizia boivinii sambalahy
Albizia fastigiata halamboro, hazomborona, sambalahy, sambilahy, valomborona, volomboroña
Albizia gummifera sambalahy, volomboroña
Albizia lebbeck alibizara, benoara, boanoara, bonara, bonoara
Albizia moluccana bonarambazaha
Albizia perrieri alomboro
Albizia polyphylla alimboro
Albizia sassa sambalahy
Albizia sp. kalamboro
Albizia tulearensis alomboro, halomboro
Albizia zygioides sambalamanga
Albizia tainakanga, voatalanana
Analogs  bonara
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Updated on 2023/07/21