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- noun any of numerous trees of the genus Albizia
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It is commonly called white sins or tall albizia and has many regional names.
Plantings in the Philippines are subject to attack by the fungus Coiticum salmonicolor, causing "albizia canker," which can be devastating unless controlled with Bordeaux mixture or other fungicides.
The plant, owned and operated by Green Energy Hawaii, will use albizia trees, a hardy species that grows in poor soil on rainfall alone.