Albizia thompsonii is a large, deciduous tree with a spreading crown. The bole can be 60cm in diameter.
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.
Much deciduous forest within the range of Albizia thompsonii has been cleared for agriculture and settlement. Fuelwood collection and overgrazing by cattle and forest fires provide additional threats. There is also a problem with illegal felling of trees even in reserve forests. The plant is classified as 'Near Threatened' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
E. Asia - eastern India (Odisha, Andhara Pradesh)
Tropical dry deciduous forests and open scrub forests at elevations from 300 - 900 metres[
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The bark is used to treat skin disease[
A leaf paste is used to treat ulcers[
The wood is of good quality, somewhat resembling walnut[
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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