Silk tree

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Albizia julibrissin
Persian Silk Tree
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Genus: Albizia
Species: A. julibrissin
Binomial name
Albizia julibrissin
(Willd.) Durazz.

Silk tree Albizia julibrissin is a species of genus Albizia from southeast and east Asia, from east Iran to China and Korea. This Genus honoring Italian noble Filippo del Albizzi, who introduce it in Europe at middle XVIII century, sometimes incorrectly named "Albizzia". The specific name julibrissin is a corruption of farsi Gul-i Abrisham (گل ابریشم) meaning silktree, by its flowers ("Gul" گل is "flower" and "Abrisham" ابریشم means "silk").

Flowers detail