General Information. Albizia adianthifolia is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree with a flat-topped, spreading crown; it can grow 4 – 30 metres tall[. Albizia adianthifolia. Photo: Mark Hyde By Nyamkombe River, at edge of golf course, Aberfoyle Lodge. Albizia adianthifolia. Photo: Mark Hyde By Nyamkombe . Abstract. The bark, leaves, and roots of Albizia adianthifolia are highly sought after in tropical Africa as herbal medicines. Therefore, the aim of.

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Brenan in Kew Bulletin Some of these compounds showed immunomodulatory and haemolytic activities, particularly adianthifoliosides A and B. Seeds suffer a high incidence of insect attack, probably often by bruchid beetles as in other Albizia spp.

Albizia adianthifolia is being monitored as part of the IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants project, which aims to produce conservation assessments for a representative sample of the world’s plant species. Google QR Code Generator.

Albizia adianthifolia flowering branch. The heartwood is pale brown or golden brown, sometimes with a greenish tinge, and distinctly demarcated from the c. Rate this plant Is this an interesting plant?

View at Google Scholar G. Elephants browse the leaves of these trees and Blue Duiker favour the leaves and seedpods as food. The petioles leaf stalks are densely hairy and have a gland extra-floral nectary near the base. Threats and conservation Albizia adianthifolia has been recorded as common in its natural habitat, and although it is used in many different ways, it is not currently threatened by over-exploitation.

Specimens of bark and wood from flat-crown albizia are held in Kew’s Economic Botany Collection, where they are available to researchers, by appointment. Leaves bipinnate with pairs of pinnae; leaflets in pairs per pinna, oblong to almost rectangular with the midrib diagonally across, rounded and lacking a “heel”dark green above, densely pubescent all over the surface beneath ; rhachis and petiole hairy with a gland at the base.


It is within this context that the current study was carried out aimed at reviewing the botany, medicinal uses, phytochemical, and pharmacological properties of A. The silver nanoparticles of A. Citation in web searches. The medicinal and poisonous plants of southern and eastern Africa, edn 2. Albizia adianthifolia is used to manage and treat top three ailments and diseases regarded by the World Health Organization [ 24 ] as the leading causes of death in low-income countries, and these are lower respiratory infections, diarrhoeal diseases, and ischaemic heart disease.

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The free radical scavenging potential of the magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles was confirmed based on its stable antioxidant effects [ 80 ]. World Checklist of Seed Plants 1 1, 2: The Leguminosae of Madagascar: Kenya trees, shrubs and lianas.

View at Google Scholar I. The red to pink or greenish stamens male parts are numerous, cm long and thus protrude a long way from the tube formed by the petalsand are united into a tube for most of their length, although the tips are free and presented like an open fan. Albizia adianthifolia has a remarkably wide ecological adaptation, occurring in high-rainfall forests as well as seasonally dry forests and even in wooded savanna.

Petals are white or greenish white and joined for at least two thirds of their length. Travaux et Documents No 8.


Albizia adianthifolia

Mchane, mchani mbao, mchani mbawa, mgendagenda, mchapia tumbili Sw. Albizia adianthifolia leaves obtained from W. Albizia adianthifolia Aluka – Albizia adianthifolia This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licensewhich permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the slbizia work is properly cited.

Pod dehiscent, pale brown, oblong, not glossy, densely and persistently pubescent.

Kuntze Inga fastigiata E. View at Google Scholar R. The heartwood is only moderately durable, being susceptible to wood borer, marine borer and termite attacks. The genus name Albizia was first published by Durazzini in based on a description of A. Leaves are very characteristic; the pairs of pinnae bear pairs of leaflets each.

Albizia adianthifolia is frequently confused with Albizia gummiferawhich differs in its almost hairless leaflets and hairless pods.

Albizia adianthifolia (Schumach.)

Moreover, the World Health Organization has recognized the important role played by traditional medicines in the provision of primary healthcare in the resource-poor regions like tropical and subtropical Africa [ 38 ]. There are 20 citations in Afrirefs related to Albizia adianthifolia Schumach.

Seeds flattened globose, 6. Bark grey, usually rough with shallow squares, like scales; young branches densely covered in alvizia hairs.

Parts of the plant are exported from Madagascar as a medicine. Oleanane-type triterpene saponins were isolated from ethanolic extracts of Albizia adianthifolia roots.