Genus: Albizia

Albizia julibrissin
Albizia julibrissin   Durazz.  -  Mimosa
Photo © by Steven Clemants
Taken at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, NY, 1999.

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Albizia Durazz., Mag. Tosc. 3(4): 10. 1772. TYPE: Albizia julibrissin Durazz., designated by Britton & Brown (1913).

Sericandra Raf., Sylva Tellur. 119. 1838. TYPE: Not designated.

Note: the spelling “Albizzia”, adopted by Bentham in 1844 and much copied, is incorrect (Barneby & Grimes, 1996).

Key to the species of Albizia


List of Albizia Species

References to Albizia

  • Anonymous 1942. Duration of viability in seeds. Gard. Chron. 1942(1): 234.
  • Barneby, R. C.; Grimes, J. W. 1996. Silk tree, guanacaste, monkey's erring: A generic system for the synandrous Mimosaceae of the Americas. Part I. Abarema, Albizia, and allies. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 74: 1-292.
  • Berger, C. A.; Witkus, E. R. 1950. Naturally occurring polyploidy in the development of Albizzia julibrissin. Bot. Gaz. 111: 312-3.
  • Berger, C. A.; Witkus, E. R. 1949. Naturally occurring polyploidy in the development of Albizzia julibrissin Durazz. Bot. Gaz. 111: 312-3.
  • Brown, G. N.; Naylor, A. W. 1965. Quantitative studies of nucleic acids in contrasting zones of tissue differentiation in germinating mimosa seedlings. Bot. Gaz. 126(3): 167-74.
  • Cappellini, R. A.; Peterson, J. L. 1976. Pectic enzymes associated with mimosa wilt. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 103: 227-9.
  • Connolly, B. A. 2008. Six new vascular plant taxa for Connecticut. Rhodora 110: 354-358.
  • Elias, T. S. 1974. The genera of Mimosoideae (Leguminosae) in the southeastern United States. J. Arnold Arbor. 55(1): 67-118.
  • Fleming, P.; Kanal, R. 1992. Newly documented species of vascular plants in the District of Columbia. Castanea 57: 132-46.
  • Fogg, J. M. Jr. 1966. The silent travelers. Brooklyn Bot. Gard. Rec. 22: 4-7. (New Series)
  • Fogg, J. M. Jr.; Li, H. L. 1956. Albizzia. Morris Arbor. Bull. 7: 40-1.
  • Fordham, A. J. 1968. Propagation of Albizia julibrissin. Arnoldia (Jamaica Plain) 28: 36-40.
  • Fordham, A. J. 1965. Germination of woody legume seeds with impermeable seed coats. Arnoldia (Jamaica Plain) 25: 1-8.
  • Gemmeke, V. 1982. A study of the floral organogenesis in the Mimosaceae. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 103: 185-210.
  • Glenn, Steven D. 1995. Honeybees (Apis sp.) and bumblebees (Bombus sp.) visiting flowers of Albizia julibrissin Durazz.
  • Hepting, G. H.; Toole, E. R. 1942. Mimosa wilt, a major problem. Proc. Annual Meeting Natl. Shade Tree Conf. 18: 254-8.
  • Isely, D. 1970. Legumes of the United States V. Albizia, Lysiloma, Leucaena, Adenathera; and rejected genera of Mimosoideae. Castanea 35: 244-60.
  • Kapinos, G. E.; Kerimova, A. A. 1972. On the dimorphism and functions of flowers and inflorescence of Albizzia julibrissin Durazz. Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Lenengrad) 57(12): 1600-9. (In Russian)
  • Little, E. L. 1945. Miscellaneous notes on nomenclature of United States trees. Amer. Midl. Naturalist 33: 495-513.
  • Marian, M. 1954. Observations of growth in Albizia seedlings of the same generation. Proc. Oklahoma Acad. Sci. 35: 4-5.
  • Martine, C. T. 2008. Fifteen woody species with potential for invasiveness in New England. Rhodora 110: 345-353.
  • Matlack, G. R. 1987. Diaspore size, shape, and fall behavior in wind-dispersed plant species. Amer. J. Bot. 74(8): 1150-60.
  • Mueller, C. 1857. Albizzia. Ann. Bot. Syst. 4: 630-4.
  • Pardini, E. A.; Hamrick, J. L. 2007. Hierarchical patterns of paternity within crowns of Albizia julibrissin (Fabaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 94: 111-118.
  • Reed, R. M. 1959. The mimosa as an escape in West Virginia and Kentucky. Castanea 24: 55-6.
  • von Mueller, F. 1872. The genus Albizzia: its origin and systematic limits considered. J. Bot. 10: 7-11.