Acacia suaresensis Baill.
Albizia polyphylla is a deciduous tree with an umbrella-shaped crown; it can grow up to 25 metres tall.
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of wood and fibre.
Africa - Madagascar.
Dry and subarid woodlands at elevations below 500 metres.
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The fibrous bark is used to make rope[
The wood is used for construction and for making dugout canoes[
The wood is used for fuel[
Seed - it has a hard seedcoat and may benefit from scarification before sowing to speed up germination. This can usually be done by pouring a small amount of nearly boiling water on the seeds (being careful not to cook them!) and then soaking them for 12 - 24 hours in warm water. By this time they should have imbibed moisture and swollen - if they have not, then carefully make a nick in the seedcoat (being careful not to damage the embryo) and soak for a further 12 hours before sowing.
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