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Dalbergia latifolia
Roxb., Fabaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  no

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Risk assessment results:  Evaluate, score: 5 (Go to the risk assessment)

Other Latin names:  Amerimnon latifolium (Roxb.) Kuntze

Common name(s): [more details]

English: black rosewood, blackwood, Bombay blackwood, East Indian rosewood, Indian blackwood, Indian rosewood, Malabar rosewood, shisham

Habit:  tree

Description:  TreeLeaf-rachis (inclusive of petiole) 10-16 cm, not conspicuously zigzag; leaflets 3-7, on the highest leaves sometimes only 1, ranging from broadly obovate to elliptic-oblong, on the obtuse, rounded or emarginate top with or without a small triangular cusp, herbaceous or thinly coriaceous, 4-12 cm by 2.5-9 cm. Single flowers all or for the greater part very manifestly pedicelled; keel-petals auricled at the base of their upper margin; stamens 9; style 1.75-2.5 mm. Flowers panicled; bracteoles falling off long before anthesis; pod straight, oblong-strap-shaped. Calyx-tube and ovary glabrous; panicles terminal, often moreover in the highest leaf-axils thinly appressed pubescent or subglabrous, 5-15 cm; bracteoles 177; 3 mm, thinly membranous; calyx-tube 177; 4 mm; corolla white or pale pink; claws of petals 2-3 mm; limb of standard 4-5 mm; stalk of ovary glabrous; ovules 3-6; pod within calyx on a stalk of 0.75-1 cm length, 4-9 cm by 1.5-2 cm; seeds 1-3, rarely 4, 0.75-1 cm long  (Backer & Bakhuizen van de Brink, 1963; pp. 613-615).

Habitat/ecology:  "Leaf-shedding forest in periodically very dry localities; sometimes cultivated" (Backer & Bakhuizen van de Brink, 1963; pp. 613-615).

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  India, Nepal and Malaysia (GRIN).

Presence:

Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia (Republic of) native
ILDIS Co-ordinating Centre (2013)
Malaysia
Malaysia
Malaysia (country of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Malaya
Singapore
Singapore
Singapore (Republic of) introduced
cultivated
Chong, Kwek Yan/Tan, Hugh T. W./Corlett, Richard T. (2009) (p. 32)
Cultivated only
Indian Ocean
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
La Réunion (France)
La Réunion Island
La Réunion Island introduced
ILDIS Co-ordinating Centre (2013)
India (Indian Ocean offshore islands)
Andaman Islands
Andaman Islands native
ILDIS Co-ordinating Centre (2013)
India (Indian Ocean offshore islands)
Nicobar Islands
Nicobar Islands native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Mauritius
Mautitius Islands (Mauritius and Rodrigues)
Mauritius Island introduced
ILDIS Co-ordinating Centre (2013)


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This page was created on 24 MAR 2004 and was last updated on 6 JAN 2008.