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It is cultivated for wood, fodder, shade a It is cultivated for wood, fodder, shade and erosion control. A number of other Albizia species are invasive due to their fast growth and prolific seed production, so there is a possibility A. Albizia is a genus in the subfamily Mimosoideae in the Fabaceae family.
Albizia includes at least species with 22 species endemic to the Neotropics Arce et al. The genus is named after Filippo Albizzi, an 18th century Florentine noble, who introduced the Persian silk tree Albizia julibrissin to Europe from Turkey.
Albizia is morphologically similar to Pithecellobium. The separation of Albizia from Pithecellobium based solely on fruit morphology is considered questionable by Elias In the Flora of Panama Schery, , a question is raised as to the placement of A. Albizia carbonaria is a tree with an open, flattened, spreading crown; usually growing 4 - 15 meters tall but sometimes up to 30 meters tall.
The bole can be 60cm in diameter Sosef and van der Maesen, The following description is adapted from Missouri Botanical Garden :. Moderate or large tree, the branchlets tomentose when young becoming glabrous, moderately lenticellate, unarmed.
Leaves moderately large, bipinnate, the pinnae pairs opposite on the rachis, the leaflets pairs per pinna; petioles mostly cm. Inflorescence of several pedunculate umbels from terminal and subterminal defoliate or minutely foliate nodes; peduncles slender, up to 3 cm. Flowers briefly pedicellate, dense; calyx narrowly obconic, about 2. Legume broadly linear, cm. The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available.
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In Puerto Rico, seeds were obtained from cultivated plants in Colombia in by the Forest Service to test its use in forestry, and the species was disseminated over around acres in the municipality of Adjuntas Little et al. Habitat Top of page Native to moist tropical forests of low to moderate elevations from m, with reports of specimens up to meters Arce et al.
It is found in areas where the mean annual rainfall is within the range - mm Arce et al. It prefers a well-drained soil and is tolerant of shallow, acidic soils. The branches are brittle and can break off in strong winds Sosef and van der Maesen, Trees can recover after a forest fire Arce et al.
Albizia carbonaria spreads by seeds Mahecha et al. Fruiting August to January and April Arce et al. It is fast growing, but short-lived perennial tree Sosef and van der Maesen, This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, which form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby Huxley et al. The wood of A. Where grown it is used as a local source of wood used for fuel and materials, for example it has been recorded as being used for making pulleys Mahecha et al.
As well as for wood, A. In Nicaragua, and elsewhere in Central America, it is used in coffee plantations for shade Missouri Botanical Garden, , and it is grown as ornamental tree in Central America Barneby and Grimes, Its leaves and roots are used in poultices to heal bruises and bumps Mahecha et al.
Environmental Services It is used as indicator of loose soil and can fix atomspheric nitrogen Barneby and Grimes, Arce, M. Barneby, R. Silk tree, guanacaste, monkey's earring: a generic system of the synandrous Mimosaceae of the Americas. Part I. Abarema, Albizia, and allies. Forestry genetic resources project proposal Elias, T. The genera of Mimosoideae Leguminosae in the southeastern United States. Journal of the Arnold Arboretum, 55 1 , Encyclopedia of Life, Encyclopedia of Life. In: Encyclopedia of Life.
Francis, J. Tree species for planting in forest, rural, and urban areas of Puerto Rico. Especies forestales para plantar en areas forestales, rurales y urbanas de Puerto Rico. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. Royal Horticultural Society Great Britain. ILDIS, International Legume Database and Information Service. Little, E. Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Second volume.
Missouri Botanical Garden, Tropicos database. In: Tropicos database St. Nielsen, I, In: Opera Botanica , The correct generic placement of Albizia carbonaria Britton. Phytologia, 44 4 , Schery RW, Leguminosae subfamily Mimosoideae. In: Flora of Panama, [ed. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Albizia carbonaria Britton Record from Proseabase. Stevens, P. Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version In: Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Online Database. World economic plants: a standard reference. Catalogue of the Seed Plants of the West Indies. In: Tropicos database. Nielsen I, In: Opera Botanica, 81 Eduardo A.
Ventosa-Febles, Consultant, Puerto Rico. One or more of the features that are needed to show you the maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using. Toggle navigation. Datasheet Albizia carbonaria carbonero. Don't need the entire report? Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need.
Generate report. June Title Habit Caption Albizia carbonaria; habit, showing a large mature tree. Title Habit Caption Albizia carbonaria; flowering habit. July Title Habit Caption Albizia carbonaria; flowering habit, with fruits.
Notes on Taxonomy and Nomenclature Top of page Albizia is a genus in the subfamily Mimosoideae in the Fabaceae family. Description Top of page Albizia carbonaria is a tree with an open, flattened, spreading crown; usually growing 4 - 15 meters tall but sometimes up to 30 meters tall.
Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. History of Introduction and Spread Top of page In Puerto Rico, seeds were obtained from cultivated plants in Colombia in by the Forest Service to test its use in forestry, and the species was disseminated over around acres in the municipality of Adjuntas Little et al.
Reproductive Biology Albizia carbonaria spreads by seeds Mahecha et al.
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