Albizzia (Sturtevant, 1919)

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Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919
Albizzia (Sturtevant, 1919)

Albizzia julibbrissin

Albizzia julibbrissin Durazz. Leguminosae.

Asia and tropical Africa. The aromatic leaves are used by the Chinese as food[1]. The leaves are said to be edible[2]. The tree is called nemu in Japan[3].

  1. Bretschneider Bot. Sin. 52. 1882. (Acacia julibrissin)
  2. Smith, F. P. Contrib. Mat. Med. China 2. 1871.
  3. Don, G. Hist. Dichl. Pls. 2:420. 1820. (Acacia nemu)

Albizzia lucida

Albizzia lucida Benth. East Indies. The edible, oily seeds taste like a hazelnut[1].

  1. Baillon, H. Hist. Pls. 2: 56. 1872. (Acacia lucida)

Albizzia monilifera

Albizzia monilifera F. Muell. Australia. The pods are roasted when young and are eaten by the natives[1].

  1. Drury, H. Useful Pls. Ind. 9. 1858.

Albizzia montana

Albizzia montana Benth. Java. Sometimes used as a condiment in Java[1].

  1. Palmer, E. Journ. Roy. Soc. New So. Wales 17:94. 1884.

Albizzia myriophylla

Albizzia myriophylla Benth. East Indies. With bark of this tree, the mountaineers make an intoxicating liquor[1].

  1. Baillon, H. Hist. Pls. 2:58. 1872.

Albizzia procera

Albizzia procera Benth. Tropical Asia and Australia. In times of scarcity, the bark is mixed with flour[1].

  1. Brandis, D. Forest Fl. 176. 1874.