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7. Albizia odoratissima (Linnaeus f.) Bentham, London J. Bot. 3: 88. 1844.

香合欢 xiang he huan

Mimosa odoratissima Linnaeus f., Suppl. Pl. 437. 1782.

Trees, evergreen, 5-15 m tall. Branchlets pubescent when young. Stipules filiform, ca. 2.5 mm, caducous; leaf glands 1-2 cm above base of petiole and rachis between first and second pinnae, elliptic; pinnae 2-4(-6) pairs; leaflets sessile, 6-14 pairs, oblong, 2-3 × 0.7-1.4 cm, papery, both surfaces sparsely appressed pubescent, main vein eccentric, close to upper mar­gin, base obliquely truncate, apex obtuse, sometimes mucro­nate. Heads arranged in panicles, ferruginous pubescent. Flow­ers dimorphic, 10-15, sessile, yellowish, fragrant. Calyx cup-shaped, 1-1.5 mm, puberulent to tomentose; teeth shorter than 0.25 mm. Corolla funnel-shaped, 4.5-6.5 mm; lobes lanceolate, 2-2.5 mm. Staminal tube ca. as long as corolla tube. Ovary ferruginous tomentose; stipe ca. 1 mm. Legume oblong, com­pressed, 10-18 × 2-4 cm, densely pubescent when young, sparsely pubescent when mature. Seeds 6-12, ovate in outline, ca. 9 × 6 mm; pleurogram narrowly ovate. Fl. Apr-Jul, fr. Jun-Oct.

Thin forests; sea level to 1500 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan [Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam].


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