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10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Albizia retusa Benth.
Bentham, G. (1844) London Journal of Botany 3: 90. Type: Albay, Luzon Philippine Is., 1841, Cuming 1223; lecto: K. Fide R. S. Cowan, Nuytsia 11: 12 (1996).
Sea Albizia; Siris
Lenticels tending to be in vertical lines. Hard gritty orange speckles often apparent in the outer blaze.
Leaflet blades about 15-50 x 10-32 mm, becoming larger towards the ends of the secondary axes. A slightly raised oval gland present on the upper surface of the compound leaf petiole about 4-10 mm from the base. Similar smaller glands on the secondary axes between the last couple of pairs of leaflets.
Pods flat, about 2-3 cm wide.
Cotyledons elliptic, about 8 x 5 mm. First pair of leaves dimorphic; one leaf pinnate, the other bipinnate. At the tenth leaf stage: more than 20 leaflets in each compound leaf; leaflet blades about 2-3 mm wide; a single gland occurs at the junction of the primary axis and the terminal pair of secondary axes of the compound leaf; stipules 1 mm long or longer, linear and glabrous.
Distribution and Ecology