|Bark of Albizia chinensis|
The genus is named after the Italian nobleman Filippo degli Albizzi, belonging to the famous Florentine family Albizzi, who introduced it to Europe in the mid-18th century, and it is sometimes incorrectly spelled Albizzia.
Albizia chinensis is a deciduous or evergreen tree that reaches a height of up to 30–43 m. Its trunk has a diameter up to 1–2 m. Its flowers are stalked heads that aggregate into a yellow panicle. The fruits are indehiscent pods.
Albizia chinensis is a browse tree, its leaves being readily eaten by goats. It is also a shade tree in plantations. It can be planted as an ornamental tree.
- Heuzé V., Thiollet H., Tran G., Lebas F., 2018. Chinese albizia (Albizia chinensis). Feedipedia, a programme by INRA, CIRAD, AFZ and FAO. https://www.feedipedia.org/node/336