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(family Fabaceae, subfamily Mimosoideae)

A genus of tropical plants, sometimes known (incorrectly) as Albizzia, that comprises shrubs and trees with feathery leaves and fluffy yellow flower heads, similar to Acacia (to which the genus is closely related). Several species are valuable timber trees. There are 150 species, found throughout the tropics and subtropics.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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