Dalbergia latifolia Roxb.

  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species : Dalbergia latifolia
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dalbergia latifolia Roxb.
  • Common name : East Indian Rosewood, Black Rosewood
  • Vernacular name : Beete mara (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 3630, KFP 3743, KFP 8213, CS 1938
  • Key identification features : A large erect deciduous tree that generally flowers with the new foliage. Bark grey-brown with irregular short cracks, exfoliating in thin, fibrous longitudinal flakes. Leaves are compound with 7-9 leaflets, which are broad at the free end, either rounded or with a small cleft at the apex. Flowers are small, white and appear on an axillary panicle, which is shorter than the leaves. Stamens are nine with their filaments fused. The fruit is 1-4-seeded, rather flattened pod.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : India
  • Comments : The wood has great timber value.
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Distribution Locality : Bellary, Chikamagalur, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Hassan, Kodagu, Kolar, Tumkur, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha, 1984; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara


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