General Information. Albizia adianthifolia is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree with a flat-topped, spreading crown; it can grow 4 – 30 metres tall[. Albizia adianthifolia. Photo: Mark Hyde By Nyamkombe River, at edge of golf course, Aberfoyle Lodge. Albizia adianthifolia. Photo: Mark Hyde By Nyamkombe . Abstract. The bark, leaves, and roots of Albizia adianthifolia are highly sought after in tropical Africa as herbal medicines. Therefore, the aim of.

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They also prepare an infusion hot or cold from the bark and roots to treat skin diseases such as scabies. Common names of South African plants.

Kirkia 19 1 Page An emetic prepared from the bark is used to treat skin diseases and bronchitis. Pounded bark is applied externally to boils and itching skin, and internally as a vermifuge. It is occasionally planted as an auxiliary tree in agroforestry systems. Journal of Natural Products 66 3: There are at least 70 local names for the whole plant or fruits, seeds and products made from it.

The bark, leaves, and roots of A. It is therefore not easily liable to genetic erosion and protection measures are not needed. Introduction Albizia adianthifolia Schumach.

Wight is a medium to large tree Figure 1 which belongs to the plant family Fabaceae and subfamily Mimosoideae. Elephants browse the leaves of these trees and Blue Duiker favour the leaves and seedpods as food. Eggeling, Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate, ed. It occurs most frequently in moister types of semideciduous forest, where it is characteristic for secondary forest, forest edges, roadsides and abandoned farmland.

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Fruits Pod oblong, flat or slightly transversely plicate, 9—19 cm. View at Google Scholar R. Abubakar and Majinda [ 68 ] evaluated antibacterial activities of chloroform and n-hexane extracts of heartwood of A. Albizia adianthifolia is used to manage and treat top three ailments and diseases regarded by the World Health Organization [ 24 ] as the leading causes of death in low-income countries, and these are lower respiratory infections, diarrhoeal diseases, and ischaemic heart disease.

Krauss family Euphorbiaceaeother three plant species sold as herbal medicines in the informal herbal medicine markets in South Africa. Albizia adianthifolia has been recorded in forests, woodlands, and areas that are transitional to woodland. Forest flora of northern Rhodesia.

It is also planted as a shade tree for crops such as cocoa and tea and for soil improvement and conservation, as it produces a deep and expansive rooting system and protects crops from the sun.

Literature search revealed that A. View other plants in this family QR code link View other plants in this genus. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry 12 Research by Mander [ 6 ] showed that A. Full Sun Gardening skill: Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: Treatment of the logs with preservatives is necessary when they are left in the forest for some time.


Albizia adianthifolia – Flat crown albizia – Platkroon

The tree is also popular with elephants which relish its foliage. At least two butterflies – the blue spotted charaxes Charaxes cithaeron daianthifolia the satyx charaxes C. Afrikanische Arzneipflanzen und Jagdgifte.

Legumes of Africa a check-list: In early summer, greenish white, pincushion-like flowers appear above the leaves and are followed by papery, pale-brown pods. The rates of shrinkage are moderate: The Leguminosae of Madagascar. Redrawn and adapted by Achmad Satiri Nurhaman.

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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The genus name Albizia was first published by Durazzini in based on a description of A. View at Google Scholar G.

Information on the botanical profile, medicinal uses, phytochemistry, and pharmacological properties of A.

Pharmacological studies revealed that A. Distribution Congo-Brazzaville, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa Ecology Evergreen forest, deciduous woodland, wooded grassland or in secondary vegetation.

Correspondence should be addressed to Alfred Maroyi ; az. There are 20 citations in Afrirefs related to Albizia adianthifolia Schumach.