Find technical and marketing information for lesser-used tropical timber species, LUS. Learn more on our Mepepe (Albizia zygia) page. English West African albizia (Savill & Fox); West African walnut (Unwin); ‘Senegal rosewood’ (mis-applied – this properly refers to Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir.). Familia: Fabaceae Subfamilia: Mimosoideae Tribus: Ingeae Genus: Albizia Species: Albizia zygia. Name. Albizia zygia (DC.)
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Consequently, seedlings and saplings of Albizia zygia are more abundant in forest with logging damage than in undisturbed forest. Molucca albizia Falcataria moluccana synonyms: These include Falcataria moluccana the Moluccan albizia, formerly named Albizia moluccanaa common shade albozia on tea plantations. Forests, Tree and Livelihoods 11 1: Resistance To Impregnation Difficult to treat with only a low penetration of the preservative products.
There are 20 citations in Afrirefs related to Albizia zygia DC. It is used for indoor construction, light flooring, furniture, canoes, implements e.
Boring Moderately easy; tools must be cautiously sharpened. Approximately 35 species are found in continental Africa and about 30 in Madagascar. Mostly trees of the primary forest are exploited, but it is also common in secondary forests. Albizia zygia can be successfully propagated vegetatively by root cuttings; the application of indolebutyric acid improved rooting rates.
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The gluing, staining and veneering properties are satisfactory, and steam bending properties moderate. The wood of Albizia gummifera J. Young leaves are eaten cooked as a vegetable or added to soups and sauces.
Mortising Moderately zygua tools must be cautiously sharpened.
The heartwood is golden-yellow or light-brown, sometimes with a greenish tinge, it is clearly demarcated. Albizia zygia can be successfully propagated vegetatively by root cuttings; the application of indolebutyric acid improved rooting rates. The small flowers are in bundles, with stamens much longer than the petals. The heartwood is fairly durable, but it is susceptible to termite attack and powder post beetles.
The grain is straight or interlocked, texture fine to coarse. Albizia zygia is widespread in tropical Africa, albzia from Senegal in the west to Kenya in the east and northern Angola and Tanzania in zygoa south. Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya. Turning 30 – Embassy of Honduras in Japan. The bole is well shaped or asymmetrical with short buttresses.
Accessed 13 November Machining Machining of this species is reportedly easy. Wikispecies has information related to Albizia.
A filler is recommended to obtain a good finish.
Pallets 48 – The strength properties of timbers. Land Degradation and Rehabilitation 6 2: Seedlings develop quickly, and can reach 3 m tall after 2 years. Ghana Journal of Forestry 6: The wood generally saws and works fairly easily with ordinary hand and machine tools, but sawn surfaces tend to be woolly.
Seeds for planting should be collected from the trees before the pods dehisce. The sapwood is white or white-yellow, it has a thickness of 5 cm. There are 5 study abstracts related to Albizia zygia DC. In-vitro evaluation of Khaya and Albizia gums as compression coatings for drug targeting to the colon. The gluing, staining and veneering properties are satisfactory, and steam bending properties moderate.
Albisia depends on the presence of medium-sized to large canopy gaps in the forest.
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The wood is commonly used as firewood and for charcoal production. Seedlings develop quickly, and can reach 3 m tall after 2 years.
Albizia zygia trees live in association with arbuscular mycorrhizae. Molecular analyses showed that Albizia is heterogeneous, and a revision is needed.
Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. Albizia zygia leaves and fruits. Adenanthera falcataria, Albizia falcataria, Paraserianthes falcataria is considered an invasive species in Hawaii and on many other Pacific Islands. Sensible to termites attack. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Albizia.
Other genera of Ingeae AbaremaArchidendropsisBlanchetiodendronCalliandraCathormionEnterolobiumHavardiaHesperalbiziaHydrochoreaPararchidendronParaserianthesPseudosamanea and Serianthes have also zygi their share of former Albizia species, as have the Mimoseae Newtonia and Schleinitzia. Once dry, the albzia is stable in service.
Steps 17 – Tree Conservation Database. Vegetative propagation of indigenous Albizia species. Albizia zygia is related to Albizia gummiferaakbizia hybrids between the two species have been recorded.