Albizia Ferruginea

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NAME:  Albizia  ferruginea

FAMILY: Leguminosae

COMMON NAMES: False thorn albizia

LOCAL NAMES: Ayinre ogo, Ngu, kurmii, Iatandza, Awiemfosamina

USEFUL PART(s):  Root, stem bark, leaves


  • It is used for construction, furniture and other tools such as toys, crates etc.
  • The wood is used as firewood for charcoal production
  • The leaves can be use to wash clothes
  • The leaves of the plant are eaten by farm animal

Geographic Distribution

  • Ghana
  • Liberia
  • Gabon
  • Senegal
  • Uganda
  • Angola
  • Nigeria
  • Sierra Leone


Albizia  ferruginea  medicinal values include:

  •  Dysentery
  •  Constipation
  •  Fish poison
  •  Bronchial infections
  •  Fever
  •  Sores
  •  Pimples
  •  Vermifuge
  •  Jaundice


  •  Ornamental tree
  •  Shade tree
  •  Soil improver


  •   Large deciduous tree which height is up to 45–50m
  •  The Leaves alternate and has rusty hairy
  •  The flowers are bisexual and  regular


Abubakar, M., & Majinda, R. (2016). GC-MS Analysis and Preliminary Antimicrobial Activity of Albizia adianthifolia (Schumach) and Pterocarpus angolensis (DC). Medicines, 3(1), 3.

Ameh, P. O. (2015). A Comparative Study of the Inhibitory Effect of Gum Exudates from Khaya senegalensis and Albizia ferruginea on the Corrosion of Mild Steel in Hydrochloric Acid Medium. International Journal of Metals, 2015, 1–13.

Girma, Y., & Wolka, K. (2012). Effects of Albizia gummifera, Millettia ferruginea and Cordia africana leaf litter on the germination of Coffea arabica L. seed. International Journal of Agricultural Research, 7(6), 315–323.

Govender, R., Phulukdaree, A., Gengan, R. M., Anand, K., & Chuturgoon, A. A. (2013). Silver nanoparticles of Albizia adianthifolia: The induction of apoptosis in human lung carcinoma cell line. Journal of Nanobiotechnology, 11(1).

Kamga, J., Sandjo, L. P., Böke-Sarikahya, N., Kirmizigül, S., Kuete, V., & Ngadjui, B. T. (2014). Albiziaflavane A: A new flavane from Albizia ferruginea (Mimosoideae). Natural Product Research, 28(19), 1574–1578.

Kokila, K., Priyadharshini, S. D., & Sujatha, V. (2013). Phytopharmacological properties of Albizia species: A review. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Kumar, D., Kumar, S., Kohli, S., Arya, R., & Gupta, J. (2011). Antidiabetic activity of methanolic bark extract of Albizia odoratissima Benth. in alloxan induced diabetic albino mice. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, 4(11), 900–903.