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Albizia chinensis
(dummy value for TaxonCode Authority; this value should be replaced!!).......Fabaceae


High risk, score: 8 (Go to the risk assessment) Acacia stipulata DC.; Albizia marginata (Lam.) Merr.; Albizia stipulata(Roxb.) Boivin; Mimosa chinensis Osbeck

Chinese: ying shu

English: Chinese albizia, silktree

French: albizia de Chine

Samoan: tamaligi, tamalini

"Trees up to 20 m tall.  Leaves with 4-14 pairs of pinnae, leaflets 20-30 pairs per pinna, asymmetrical with the midrib strongly eccentric near one of the margins, 6-10 mm long, 2-3 mm wide, apex acute, with a nectary on the rachis just below each pair of pinnae, stipules up to 1.5 cm long and 3 cm wide.  Flowers 8-12 mm long (central one larger), in heads 20-25 mm in diameter (excluding stamens), these usually in wide terminal panicles, sometimes reduced to 3-4 peduncles clustered in the leaf axils; corolla white; stamens up to 30 mm long. Pods flat, 10-17 cm long, 1.7-3.5 cm wide, indehiscent.  Seeds ellipsoid, laterally flattened, ca. 7 mm long and 4-5 in diameter, distinctly median (remote from sutures), with a small basal pleurogram ca. 1 mm in diameter"  (Wagner et al., 1999; p. 644). In Hawai‘i, "documented only from low elevation, disturbed areas" (Wagner et al., 1999; p. 644). Seed Southern and southeastern Asia; cultivated in the tropics (GRIN).
Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
French Polynesia
Gambier Islands
Mangareva (Gambier) Island introduced
cultivated
Florence, J./Chevillotte, H./Ollier, C./Meyer, J.-Y. (2013)
Cultivée
French Polynesia
Marquesas Islands
Nuku Hiva (Nukahiva) Island introduced
cultivated
Florence, J./Chevillotte, H./Ollier, C./Meyer, J.-Y. (2013)
Cultivée
French Polynesia
Society Islands
Tahiti Island introduced
cultivated
Florence, J./Chevillotte, H./Ollier, C./Meyer, J.-Y. (2013)
Voucher cited: J. Florence (legit M. Gu*#233;rin) 6586 (PAP)
Cultivée
French Polynesia
Society Islands
Tahiti Island   Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1982) (voucher ID: BISH 491055)
Taxon name on voucher: Albizia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr.
French Polynesia
Society Islands
Tahiti Island   Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1982) (voucher ID: BISH 493040)
Taxon name on voucher: Albizia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr.
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Hawai‘i (Big) Island introduced
invasive
Herbst, Derral (1998) (p. 3)
Voucher cited: Herbst 9794 (BISH)
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
O‘ahu Island introduced
invasive
Wagner, Warren L./Herbst, Derral R./Sohmer, S. H. (1999) (p. 644)
New Caledonia
New Caledonia Archipelago
Île Grande Terre introduced
cultivated
MacKee, H. S. (1994) (p. 77)
Vouchers cited: MacKee 11925, MacKee 17641
New Caledonia
New Caledonia Archipelago
Île Grande Terre   Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1967) (voucher ID: BISH 664582)
Taxon name on voucher: Albizia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr.
Philippines
Philippine Islands
Philippine Islands   Merrill, Elmer D. (1923) (p. 246)
In thickets and open forests at low and medium altitudes.
Samoa
Western Samoa Islands
Savai‘i Island introduced
invasive
Space, James C./Flynn, Tim (2002) (p. 5)
Samoa
Western Samoa Islands
Upolu Island introduced
invasive
Space, James C./Flynn, Tim (2002) (p. 5)
Voucher: Flynn 6941 (PTBG, US, SAMOA)
Samoa
Western Samoa Islands
Upolu Island   Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1972) (voucher ID: BISH 83903)
Taxon name on voucher: Albizia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr.
Samoa
Western Samoa Islands
Upolu Island   Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1973) (voucher ID: BISH 417726)
Taxon name on voucher: Albizia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr.
Samoa
Western Samoa Islands
Upolu Island   Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1974) (voucher ID: BISH 418201)
Taxon name on voucher: Albizia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr.
Samoa
Western Samoa Islands
Upolu Island   National Tropical Botanical Garden (U.S.A. Hawaii. Kalaheo.) (2002) (voucher ID: PTBG 307)
Taxon name on voucher: Albizia chinensis
Samoa
Western Samoa Islands
Upolu Island   National Tropical Botanical Garden (U.S.A. Hawaii. Kalaheo.) (2000) (voucher ID: PTBG 42981)
Taxon name on voucher: Albizia chinensis
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Cambodia
Cambodia
Cambodia (Kingdom of) native
Hanum/I. Faridah/Van der Maesen, L.J.G, eds. (1997) (p. 63)
China
China
China (People's Republic of) native
Zhengyi, Wu/Raven, Peter H./Deyuan, Hong (2013)
"Forests and open fields; sea level to 1000 m".
China
China
Hong Kong native
Wu, Te-lin (2001) (p. 130)
Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Native: Java, Kalimantan, Lesser Sunda Islands; uncertain if native: Sumatra
Malaysia
Malaysia
Malaysia (country of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Sabah, Sarawak
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Brunei
Brunei (Negara Brunei Darussalam) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Singapore
Singapore
Singapore (Republic of) introduced
cultivated
Chong, Kwek Yan/Tan, Hugh T. W./Corlett, Richard T. (2009) (p. 11)
Cultivated only
Thailand
Thailand
Thailand (Kingdom of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Timor-Leste
Timor-Leste
East Timor Island native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Vietnam
Vietnam
Vietnam (Socialist Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Indian Ocean
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
India (Indian Ocean offshore islands)
Andaman Islands
Andaman Islands native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
India (Indian Ocean offshore islands)
Nicobar Islands
Nicobar Islands native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Mauritius
Mautitius Islands (Mauritius and Rodrigues)
Mauritius Island introduced
ILDIS Co-ordinating Centre (2013)
French Territory of Mayotte
Mayotte Islands
Mayotte Island introduced
invasive
Vos, P. (2004) (p. 7)
A major invasive species in Samoa (Space & Flynn, 2002).


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