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Albizzia.

Albizzia julibrissin Durazz. Leguminosae.

Asia and tropical Africa. The aromatic leaves are used by the Chinese as food. The leaves are said to be edible. The tree is called nemu in Japan.

Albizzia lucida Benth.

East Indies. The edible, oily seeds taste like a hazelnut.

Albizzia monilifera F. Muell.

Australia. The pods are roasted when young and are eaten by the natives.

Albizzia montana Benth.

Java. Sometimes used as a condiment in Java.

Albizzia myriophylla Benth.

East Indies. With bark of this tree, the mountaineers make an intoxicating liquor.

Albizzia procera Benth.

Tropical Asia and Australia. In times of scarcity, the bark is mixed with flour.


Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.



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