Albizia versicolor tree in Pretoria National Botanical Garden Species: Albizia versicolor. Name[edit]. Albizia versicolor Welw. ex Oliv. Albizia versicolor is planted as an ornamental shade tree. Root and bark decoctions are used as an anthelmintic and purgative, and to treat swollen glands and. BOTANIC DESCRIPTION. Albizia versicolor is a deciduous tree up to 20 m tall with a spreading rounded to flat crown. Bark on young branches covered with.

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Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3 1 Pages – A list of Rhodesian Legumes.

Albizia versicolor

Kirkia 8 2 Page A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10 1 Page Preliminary checklist of the versicklor of Botswana.

Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images Medium to large deciduous tree, often with a spreading crown. Bark greyish-brown, rough; young branchlets hairy.


Leaves with pairs of pinnae; leaflets in pairs per pinna, large, c. Flowers in large, fluffy, semi-spherical heads, creamy-white, appearing with the young leaves; stamens up to 7 cm. The pods contain a toxin called tetramethoxypyridoxine.

Albizia versicolor Welw. ex Oliv.

It causes a disease known as albiziosis. Poisoning usually occurs in late winter when pods are blown off versiicolor trees and ingested by animals.

It results in a variety of neurological symptoms progressing to death. Derivation of specific name: Red data list status: Insects associated with this species: Display spot characters for this species.