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Albizia procera (Roxb.) Benth.


Description from Flora of China

Mimosa procera Roxburgh, Pl. Coromandel 2: 12. 1799.

Trees, deciduous, to 15 m tall. Branchlets slightly pubes­cent or subglabrous. Leaf petiole with an oblong gland ca. 1 cm above base; pinnae 3-5 pairs, 15-20 cm; petiolules ca. 2 mm; leaflets 6-12 pairs, ovate to subrhombic, 3-4.5 × 1.2-2.2 cm, subleathery, sparsely appressed pubescent, main vein closer to lower side, base oblique, apex obtuse or emarginate. Heads ca. 20-flowered, arranged in axillary or terminal panicles. Flow­ers uniform, sessile. Calyx 2-3 mm, glabrous. Corolla yellow-white, ca. 6 mm; lobes lanceolate, ca. 2.5 mm, apex pubescent. Staminal tube longer than corolla tube. Ovary glabrous, subses­sile. Legume ligulate, flat, 10-15 × 1.5-2.5 cm, glabrous. Seeds 8-12, obovoid-elliptic; pleurogram obovate-elliptic. Fl. May-Sep, fr. Sep-Feb of following year.

Thin forests, thickets; 100-600 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Taiwan, Yunnan [S and SE Asia].


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