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:||Large 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, Green
|Flower description:||Green, 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, Vine thicket, woodland.|
|Distribution||Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia, New Guinea.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Origin:||Australia, New Guinea.|
|Notes:||A hardy shade tree. Propagate from treated seed or cuttings.|
|Information sources:||Atlas of Living Australia (2022) Albizia procera (Roxb.) Benth., Townsend K. & the Society for Growing Australian Plant Townsville Branch Inc. (1994) Across the Top: Gardening with Australian Plants in the tropics., Society for Growing Australian Plants. Mackay Branch. (1989). One hundred and one trees of Mackay.|