Fabaceae Lindl. (The Pea Family) 9 species from the Fabaceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.
English name(s) :
Silk Tree, Mimosa Tree, Pink Siris
Maltese name(s) :
Maltese name not known
Status for Malta :
Cultivated species. Introduced plants cultivated for agricultural or horticultural purposes but sometimes
can be occassionaly found as an escapee close to the site of their original cultivation.
Data not available -
casual or short-lived in the wild from accidental garden or agriculture escape
Growth form :
Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: Macro-Phanerophyte ( high trees usually over 10 m high )
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon
Legal Protection :
Not legally protected till the last update of this website (2/Mar/2022)
Red List (1989) :
Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands
Flowering Time :
June – September
Colour of Flowers:
Not particularly toxic
Name Derivation :
Albizia: named after Filippo del Albizzi, 18th century Florentine nobleman who introduced the plant Albizia julibrissin into cultivation in 1749. Sometimes erroneously found as 'Albizzia'. (Latin origin )
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Species Images (7 images)
Albizia julibrissin - Image Code: ALBJU-0.
Albizia julibrissin - Image Code: ALBJU-1.
Albizia julibrissin - Image Code: ALBJU-2.
Albizia julibrissin - Image Code: ALBJU-3.
Albizia julibrissin - Image Code: ALBJU-4.
Albizia julibrissin - Image Code: ALBJU-5.
Albizia julibrissin - Image Code: ALBJU-6.
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