Albizia procera, Fam. Mimosaceae
Moderately tall tree with smooth pale cream-grey bark and semi-deciduous. The timber is termite resistant and useful for furniture, carving and boat construction. It is useful as a shade tree and for revegetating in poor soils, due to its ability to fix nitrogen.
|Form or habit:||Tree|
Alternate, bipinnate leaves, a large gland is present near primary leaf base axis, up to five pairs of secondary leaf axis, widely spaced oblong leaflets 35 x 20mm, primary axis can reach up to 50cm and secondary axis up to 20cm long.
White, Yellow, Cream
|Flower description:||White cream or pale yellow, fluffy flowers with numerous stamens borne in terminal clusters. September to October.|
|Fruit description:||Brown, thin, papery seed pods, 250 x 25mm. Pod contains 6-12 light brown seeds.|
|Habitat:||Open forest, woodland.|
|Distribution||Western Australia, North Eastern Queensland and across southern Asia.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Information sources:||Society for Growing Australian Plants. Mackay Branch. (1989). One hundred and one trees of Mackay.|