Albizia julibrissin Durazz.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Albizia julibrissin Durazz.

  • Description

    Species Description - Widely spreading, soft-wooded tree to 10 m; lvs 2–5 dm; pinnae 4–12 pairs, 1–2 dm; lfls 20–30 pairs, oblong, 10–15 mm, mucronate, very inequilateral; fls pink, in long-peduncled heads forming a terminal raceme; cal 2–2.5 mm; cor 5–8 mm; stamens 15 mm; fr 10–15 × 2 cm; 2n=36. Native of tropical Asia, hardy as far n. as s. N.Y., and often escaped from cult. southward. June–Aug.

  • Common Names

    mimosa, silk tree