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Albizia adianthifolia

   (Family: Fabaceae)
Afrikaans: Platkroon English: Flat-crown albizia, Rough-bark flat-crown, West African albizia Xhosa: umHlandlothi  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Tree
Height: 40m
Special properties:
  Drought Resistant (light)
  Has Medicinal Uses
Rarity Status:
Preferred rainfall: Summer
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Flowering time EDIT
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
Flower shape
  Flower info
  White or greenish white flowers with stamens partly fused to form a tube. Several flowers are grouped together to form rounded, fluffy inflorescences which appear in spring.
Leaf type
Bark / Stem type
  Leaf info EDIT
  Each leaf is divided into four to eight, and each of the divisions have 6-15 pairs of leaflets. The leaflets are about 10-20mm long and markedly asymmetrical.
  Seed info EDIT
Description EDIT
A flat-crown is a large tree of up to 20m in height with a characterastic flattened and spreading crown.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
Occurs along the eastern parts of South Africa, from the Eastern Cape to the Northern Province. It is also widely distributed in tropical Africa, as far north as Kenya and Gambia.
History EDIT
It is mainly used in Zulu medicine, for the cleansing of blood, treatment of skin diseases, as a body wash or as a facial sauna.

A cold infusion is locally applied to treat inflammation of the eye.

The powedered bark is used as a snuff to releive headaches.
Ecology EDIT
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