Albizzia julibriss leaf organs question

Cereus-validus fashizzle.youself at
Tue May 4 10:36:32 EST 2004

Compare with allied Mimosa pudica and not allied Oxalis.

"Wolfgang Schechinger" <hubahopp at> wrote in message
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> Dear all,
> please don't beat me if the answer really may be found in textbooks, but
> far I could not get it. That's why I am addressing it to you. the experts!
> Here is my question: Looking at the leaves of an Albizzia sp. (probably A.
> julibrissin, though the flowers are completely white, it's also called
> "sleeping tree" sice it folds the leaves at night), I noticed two organs
> each leaf (one at the beginning and and one at the end which are 1 to 3 mm
> in diameter and of ellipsoid shape).
> Could anyone please point me to a reference where I might find some clues
> on the role of these organs? Screening standard text books on plant
> and-physiology in the library did not yield any result; Albizzia just
> to be the textbook example for sleeping trees ;-)
> All input is welcome!
> Wo (who is at home in bionet.molbio.methds-reagnts)
> Wolfgang Schechinger
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