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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Leaves are very characteristic; the pairs of pinnae bear pairs of leaflets each. Chemical structures of some compounds isolated from Albizia adianthifolia that exhibited pharmacological activities.

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The Scientific World Journal. Red data list status: What code is in the image? Sandy, Loam Flowering season: The bark, leaves, and roots of Albizia adianthifolia are highly sought after in tropical Africa as herbal medicines.

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Full Sun Gardening skill: The specific epithet refers to the resemblance of the leaves, folia, to the maidenhair fern, genus Adiantum. Inflorescence an axillary head on a 2—6 cm long peduncle. Forest flora of northern Rhodesia. Albizia adianthifolia tree habit.


The essential oils, fatty acids, triterpene saponins, adiqnthifolia, and phenolics are considered the most prominent family of phytochemical compounds occurring in A.

Albizia adianthifolia – Flat crown albizia – Platkroon

Trees of southern Africa. Albizis, Edinburgh, UK, Albizia adianthifolia is frequently confused with Albizia gummiferawhich differs in its almost hairless leaflets and hairless pods.

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.

In southern Cameroon the gum from the bark is used in hunting poison. It is common in many regions. These findings support the traditional use of A. 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.

Albizia adianthifolia

Dombeya rotundifolia — wild pear — drolpeer. Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: The extracts were further tested on a panel of eight human cancer cell lines, including MDR phenotypes. DurandAlbizia ealaensis De Wild.

Afrikanische Arzneipflanzen und Jagdgifte. The roots also have nitrogen-fixing nodules containing Bradyrhizobium bacteria. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Albizia adiantifolia.

A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Durand, Inga fastigiata E. They also demonstrated a cytotoxic effect on human leukaemia T-cells.

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When the tree is in bloom it attracts birds and butterflies and in the wild, elephants enjoy the foliage and twigs. Albizia adianthifolia Prelude Medicinal Plants Database x – 43k – jpg www.

The bark, leaves, and roots of A. There is, therefore, a adianthifolla for further research aimed at correlating some of the ethnomedicinal uses of A. It usually grows in evergreen forest, deciduous woodland, wooded grassland, secondary vegetation, remnant miombo woodland among cultivated fields and along the banks of streams.

The petiole has a gland at the base. According to Louppe et al. Kirkia 8 2 Page The compound lupeol 86a mixture of n-hexadecanoic acid and oleic acid 68and a mixture of compounds docosanoic acid 65, n-hexadecanoic acid 66, and octadecanoic acid 67 were active against Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus, Proteus mirabilis, and Shigella flexneri with MIC values ranging from 0.

Trees can grow rapidly, with a recorded maximum early height growth of 2 m per year. Detailed studies on the pharmacokinetics, in vivo, and clinical research involving compounds isolated algizia A.