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.
|Flower colour:||White cream or pale yellow|
|Flower description:||Fluffy flowers with numerous stamens borne in terminal clusters from September to October.|
|Fruit description:||Thin, papery seed pods, 250 x 25mm. Pod contains 6-12 light brown seeds.|
|Habitat:||Woodland/ open forest|
|Distribution||Western Australia, North Eastern Queensland and across Southern Asia.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Information sources:||The Mackay Branch of the Society for Growing Australian Plants. (1989) One Hundred and One Trees of Mackay.|