Dalbergia sissoo Roxb.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species : Dalbergia sissoo
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dalbergia sissoo Roxb.
  • Common name : North Indian Rosewood
  • Vernacular name : Kushimshipa (San.); Sisam, Sissu, Sheesham (Hin.); Biradi, Bindi-mara (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 651, KFP 8213
  • Key identification features : A tall deciduous tree with a light crown. Leaves are pinnately compound, upto 8 cm long, leaflets of 3-5, sub-orbicular, acuminate at apex, leathery. Flowers are small, pale yellow, in axillary panicles. Stamens 9, united. Pods are narrowly tongue-shaped, borne on long stalks. Bark is thick, grey, somewhat reticulate, longitudinally furrowed and exfoliating in narrow strips.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : India
  • Comments : One of the finest all-round timbers of India. The nut-brown heartwood is highly valued. Occasionally planted along roadsides.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Bidar, Bijapur, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Hassan, Kodagu, Mysore, Raichur, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha, 1984; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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