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[edit]. Albizia zygia (DC.)

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Inflorescence an axillary head on 2. The effects of duration zygiaa acid scarification and substrate acidity on the germination of seeds. Albizia zygia is planted as an ornamental shade tree, roadside tree and fire break. It is valued as a shade tree, e.

Albizia zygia bark and slash. The fruits dehisce on the tree and the papery valves with seeds still attached are spread by wind. Albizia zygia is widespread and albiizia common, particularly in secondary forest.

Albizia can also be told apart from another large related genus, Acaciaby its stamens, which are zygua at the bases instead of separate. It is considered useful for soil improvement. The wood is known under the trade names nongo generalred nongo Uganda and okuro Ghana.

MEPEPE (Albizia zygia)

General Housing 10 – Silica in Timbers. Other closely related genera like Chloroleucon and Samanea are often merged with Albizia entirely.

Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. Natural Durability Not durable; important risks of decay attacks at any processing step, from logs up to final products. Basic Density or Specific Gravity O. Not durable; important risks of decay attacks at any processing step, from logs up to final products. Useful trees and shrubs for Uganda: Ground roots are added to food to treat cough and as an expectorant. They are commonly called silk plantssilk treesor sirises.

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Furniture, Common 23 – Handbook of Hardwoods. Albizia zygia wood in transverse section. Albizia zygia Fabaceae Albizia julibrissin x 80 – 4k – thb Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. Planed surfaces of the wood are lustrous. Internal Growth Stresses For this species no growth stresses are reported.

Email this to a friend Print Share on facebook Tweet this. This means that it is not easily liable to genetic erosion. Freshly harvested logs sometimes float in water and can then be transported by river. Plant Resources of Tropical Africa Introduction. Heartwood is sensible to Lyctus attacks.

Albizia zygia wood in radial section. Seeds for planting should be collected from the trees before the pods dehisce. Planed surfaces of the wood are lustrous. Drying Defects Ease of Drying: Medium-sized deciduous tree up to 30 m tall; bole branchless for up to 15 m, straight and cylindrical, up to 80 — cm in diameter, without buttresses or with small, thick buttresses; bark pinkish or greenish grey, smooth or shallowly fissured, inner bark fibrous, yellowish to orange-brown, with darker stripes and brownish gum; crown dome-shaped, with spreading branches; young branches pubescent, but usually soon glabrescent.

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Regeneration depends on the presence of medium-sized to large canopy gaps in the forest. Wikispecies has information related to Albizia. It is often mixed with timber of other Albizia spp. The sapwood is white or white-yellow, it has a thickness of 5 cm. Ornaments 31 – Embassy of Colombia in Japan. The gum from the bark is used in zlbizia food industry e. A bark decoction is administered to treat bronchial diseases, fever including malaria and female sterility, and as a purgative, stomachic, antidote, vermifuge and aphrodisiac.

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Albizia zygia

There are 20 citations in Afrirefs related to Albizia zygia DC. Experiments showed that Albizia zygia gum has good potential for use as compression coating for drugs targeting the colon, being capable of protecting the core tablet in the physiological environment of the stomach and small intestine, but susceptible to degradation by the zygiaa bacterial enzymes leading to release of the drug.

This timber is reported to have a negligible silica content. Acta Pharmaceutica 55 3: Trees are capable of growing rapidly and reached a bole diameter of 80 cm in secondary forest of 40 years old.

Wood structure and paper-making potentials of Ricinodendron heudelotii and Albizia zygia in relation to Gmelina arborea. Serious attacks by borer beetles were recorded in the savanna zone, where many planted trees were killed. Albizia zygia FOOD x 64 – 8k – gif www. Albizia zygia Distribution of Albizia zygia DC.

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Forests, Tree and Livelihoods 11 1: Boring Moderately easy; tools zygla be cautiously sharpened. BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands. Ground roots are added to food to treat cough and as an expectorant.

Seeds flattened globose to ellipsoid, 7.