Images 2 and 3 by tspkumar 

 
blackwood-tree, Indian dalbergia, Indian rosewood, shisham • Bengali: শিশ sisu • Gujarati: સીસમ sisam • Hindi: शीशम shisham • Kannada: agara • Manipuri: sissu • Marathi: शिसव or शिंसव shisav, शीशम shisham, शिंसवा shisva, शिसवी or शिंसवी shisvi • Punjabi: ਸ਼ੇਸ਼ਮ sheesham, ਤਾਹ੍ਲਿ taahli • Sanskrit: अगुरु aguru, शिंशपा shinshapa • Tamil: சிசே cice, ஈட்டிமரவகை ittimaravakai, மரவகை maravakai, நூக்கம் nukkam • Telugu: ఇరుగుడుచెట్టు iruguducettu, శికుప sikupa, శింకవ sinkava, శింకువ sinkuva;
 
Tree with imparipinnate leaf having 3-7 broadly ovate or suborbicular leaflets; flowers yellowish-white, in axillary panicles, each with short spicate brabches; stamens 9, monodelphous; pod up to 10 cm long, stap-shaped, glabrous, up to 4-seeded.

dal-BERG-ee-uh — for Nils & Carl Dahlberg, Swedish botanist and officer, respectively
see-soo — derived from vernacular name
sisso

Native of: India, Nepal, and Pakistan

Shisham is best known internationally as a premier timber species of the rosewood genus. However, Shisham is also an important fuel wood, shade, and shelter. With its multiple products, tolerance of light frosts and long dry seasons, this species deserves greater consideration for tree farming, reforestation and agro forestry applications. After teak, it is the most important cultivated timber tree in India, planted on roadsides, and as a shade tree for tea plantations. 

Flowering on 6/3/08 in Kolkata- on 10/3/07; Started flowering  in Pune, Maharashtra- 8/3/08; Flowering in Delhi- 19/3/08; from Valsad, Atul campus- Flowering in March; in Bangalore; Trees of Delhi- Flowers in Mid March, lasting only a short time. tree for id – indiantreepix | Google Groups Dalbergia sissoo – indiantreepix | Google Groups Dalbergia sisso at MNP – indiantreepix | Google Groups Tree for ID-at Bangalore – efloraofindia | Google Groups

  

Request For Species Id – DKV16042011 – 1: Interesting Kite Shaped Leaves…
Location Mhow, DIst Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. 


– Dalbergia sissoo for sure.   This is a common avenue tree in Mysore city. These trees are in fruiting stage here as well.


– To me also this appears to be Dalbergia sissoo, a highly valued timber tree.


 

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Kalatope trees – Al050712:  Another tree, near Chamera Dam…
Location Kalatope (Dam side) Chamba
Altitude 1200 mts
Habit Tree
Habitat Wild
Season April
Height 15 mts- 20 mts


Dalbergia sissoo

Shisham tree, locally called Tali in Jammu-Pathankot area.

dal-BERG-ee-uh — for Nils & Carl Dahlberg, Swedish botanist and officer, respectively
see-soo — derived from vernacular name
sisso
May 29, 2010 … at Rajgurunagar near Pune
commonly known as: blackwood-tree, Indian dalbergia, Indian rosewood, shisham • Bengali: শিশ sisu • Gujarati: સીસમ sisam • Hindi: शीशम shisham • Kannada: agara • Manipuri: sissu • Marathi: शिसव or शिंसव shisav, शीशम shisham, शिंसवा shisva, शिसवी or शिंसवी shisvi • Punjabi: ਸ਼ੇਸ਼ਮ sheesham, ਤਾਹ੍ਲਿ taahli • Sanskrit: अगुरु aguru, शिंशपा shinshapa • Tamil: சிசே cice, ஈட்டிமரவகை ittimaravakai, மரவகை maravakai, நூக்கம் nukkam • Telugu: ఇరుగుడుచెట్టు iruguducettu, శికుప sikupa, శింకవ sinkava, శింకువ sinkuva
Native of: India, Nepal, and Pakistan
some views: May 29, 2010 … at Rajgurunagar near Pune

Yes very common on Vetal Tekdi Pune too.


 

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Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae): Dalbergia sissoo from Delhi: Dalbergia sissoo Roxb., Fl.Ind. 3:223. 1832.

Common names: Indian rosewood, sissoo, sisu
Beng: shishu
Hindi: Shisham
Jammu: Tali
Tree with imparipinnate leaf having 3-7 broadly ovate or suborbicular leaflets; flowers yellowish-white, in axillary panicles, each with short spicate brabches; stamens 9, monodelphous; pod up to 10 cm long, stap-shaped, glabrous, up to 4-seeded.
Commonly planted in Delhi on roadsides in Delhi. Photographed from Khalsa College campus, Delhi


Tree with Highly Valuable wood

Tree for Id -191111-NS1:  Tree Photographed in wild at Jaipur on 06.11.11. It had huge canopy and it’s height was abt 25 feet.
This tree is also common in MP. I have seen it..so many times but dunno which it is.
Will b glad to finally put a name on it.


Yes I agree with Dalbergia sisoo.
Papilionaceae



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Bangalore – RA – Dalbergia Sissoo – Indian Rosewood Tree – Shisham: Its flowering now (14.2.12).
Shisham is a medium to large deciduous tree, native to India, with a light crown which reproduces by seeds and suckers. It can grow up to a maximum of 25 m in height and 2 to 3 m in diameter, but is usually smaller.  
Trunks are often crooked when grown in the open.  
Leaves are leathery, alternate, pinnately compound and about 15 cm long.  
Flowers are whitish to pink, fragrant, nearly sessile, up to 1.5 cm long and in dense clusters 5-10 cm in length.  
Pods are oblong, flat, thin, strap-like 4-8 cm long, 1 cm wide, and light brown. They contain 1-5 flat bean-shaped seeds 8-10 mm long. They have a long taproot and numerous surface roots which produce suckers.  
It is primarily found growing along river banks below 900 m elevation, but can range naturally up to 1300 m.
 Shisham is best known internationally as a premier timber species of the rosewood genus. However, Shisham is also an important fuel wood, shade, and shelter. With its multiple products, tolerance of light frosts and long dry seasons, this species deserves greater consideration for tree farming, reforestation and agro forestry applications. After teak, it is the most important cultivated timber tree in India, planted on roadsides, and as a shade tree for tea plantations.
Ref. Flowers of India


This tree is source of most valuable wood in our Area (Haryana)



Dalbergia sissoo Pune19/02/2011 : Dalbergia sissoo has currently (posted on 19.2.12) started flowering in Pune on Vetal Tekdi.
I could capture some close up shots yesterday.
The mature flowers turn from white to yellow.
Family : Fabaceae Subfamily : Faboideae


Thanks for sharing the nice photographs. It is very difficult to take the photographs of small flowers showing all the details. This is my personal experience. I could not take.


Agreed … I was waiting to take good photographs of the flowers for last few years. Could manage this time.


 

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Requesting ID of this tree : 31032012 : ARK-01 :  4 images. 4 posts by 3 authors.

Requesting ID of this tree captured in Maharashtra Nature Park in Mar 2013


It looks like Dalbergia sissoo


Yes Dalbergia sissoo.


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Dalbergia sissoo :: Hooghly, West Bengal :  Attachments (6).  7 posts by 4 authors.
Attaching images of SHISHOO (in Bengali) that i recorded at a railway platform on 22-Feb-2012. This tree is common here and can be found on roadside also.
Species : Dalbergia sissoo
Date : 22/02/2012, 9.18 a.m.
Place : Hooghly, West Bengal
Yes … a common plant here also in Pune, Maharashtra.
An occasional tree is in bloom at present; the rest will follow slowly.
Family : Fabaceae Faboideae


I attach two more interesting photographs of this tree (Dalbergia sissoo). In these photographs the tree can be seen with another one (the left one in the first photograph) – Terminalia chebula.
Sometimes two saplings of different species are planted here during any plantation programme and both of them survive. I don’t know if this practice is scientific or not.


very nice… but in kolkata streets we dont see them… I wonder why?/
I could not read the platform name.. looks like dobla…. or something… what platform is it, can you say it?


The railway platform is GOBRA which is about 20 km from Howrah and next to DANKUNI on Howrah-Bardwan-Chord line.


Thank you Sir. I attach here two more photos that i shot in 2009.


 

 

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dalbergia sissoo, chandigarh :  Attachments (5).  2 posts by 2 authors.
dalbergia sissoo growing as single trees on road sides and also in the natural forested areas around chandigarh

where unfortunately vilayti kikar has been planted in great abundance 


Dalbergia sissoo, a common roadside tree in Mysore.


 

 

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HP, Oct 2014 :: Requesting ID – Roadside tree :: ARKNOV-58 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Requesting to please provide ID of this tree captured at Dharamshala, HP in October 2014. This tree was a fairly common roadside tree there, probably some Dalbergia?


Yes, it is Dalbergia sissoo


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MNP, Aug 2014 :: Requesting ID of this plant :: ARKJAN-22/22 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Requesting to please ID this plant captured in MNPark, Mumbai in August 2014.


A sapling or coppice shoots of Dalbergia sisoo


Dalbergia sissoo Roxb., Fl.Ind. 3:223. 1832.
Common names: Indian rosewoodsissoosisu
Beng: shishuHindi: Shisham; Jammu: Tali
Tree with imparipinnate leaf having 3-7 broadly ovate or suborbicular leaflets; flowers yellowish-white, in axillary panicles, each with short spicate brabches; stamens 9, monodelphous; pod up to 10 cm long, stap-shaped, glabrous, up to 4-seeded.
Commonly planted in Delhi on roadsides in Delhi. Photographed from Khalsa College campus, Delhi


Thanks Sir, A very valuable source of timber..!!


when does it flower? and fruit?


In Delhi, flowering starts in March continues to May, Fruiting May onwards.


so if i go looking for it now i’ll be after the fact.. do you think fruits linger on the tree?

 

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Dalbergia sissoo DC.
at Rajgurunagar, Pune on May 29, 2010


 

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A commonly planted tree known for superior quality wood…
Dalbergia sissoo..

 

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TSPNOV2015-52: Images of Dalbergia sissoo (Fabaceae) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)

It is my pleasure to share few images of Dalbergia sissoo (Fabaceae 

Habit: Tree 

Habitat: Cultivated by the road 

Sighting: Chikmagalur and Tumkur, about 1000 msl and 800 msl. 

Date: 14-06-2014, 01-08-2014, 06-02-2015 and 03-03-2015


Had always seen this plant with shining fruites, dazling in morning sunlight. Had not seen the flowers so closely. Is their a colour variation on the same plant? Yellow and white? 


 

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CR02062016: ID Please : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Kindly identify this tree. Sorry for bad quality photos 


This looks like Sissoo [Dalbergia sissoo].


I agree with … Dalbergia sissoo (Fabaceae)


 

 

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Dalbergia for ID :: Jalna, MH :: ARKJAN11 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Saw this tree by the roadside near Jalna, MH in December 2016.
Is this some Dalbergia species?

Last three photos are of Dalbergia sissoo


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17082017BHAR1 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Found on road side near vandalur forest.

Pl. check comparative images at Dalbergia page in efi site.   

I think it is: Dalbergia sissoo

But I am puzzled, astonished, whatever I post you are immediately telling the genus name.
How you are remembering such number of plants?
Thank you very much for your help.

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Saw this tree in the Umaid Bhavan Palace grounds, Jodhpur, RJ in March 2018.
Is this Dalbergia sissoo? Requested to please ID.

I think yes. 

The ID is correct.


 

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Dalbergia sissoo :: Jodhpur :: 24 OCT 18 : 5 posts by 4 authors. 3 images.
Jodhpur  Umaid Bhawan

Date: October 24, 2018 … Altitude: about 230 m (750 feet) asl

Dalbergia sissoo  DC.  

Wood is used for making excellent musical instrument guitar which is highly popular is Asian countries such as China. Unfortunately Govt of India has banned its export which is adversely affecting livelihood of many.

…, i have to disagree on this one issue here, sorry, really sorry. khama korben. everything does not have to be exported to make money or a livelihood. India now has a burgeoning upwardly mobile middle class and working class that will become middle class in next decade or so,

there is a great deal need for of locally available good and better quality wood furniture in this country. govt of india may have done something right for a change in a long time. though i think import ban in 50 60 70 and part of 80s was a very good idea. did not swell china’s coffers with our money, growing up then, iknow i wished we had nice european cloth, but then my taught us and the indian museum on chowringhee showed us how most of what we thought as european was really indian cloth, printed there and imported.
and the perfumes, basic material sources with a few exception were from the indian subcontinent or asia.
that cured me of the hankering n my teens. i am content to use locally grown locally made stuff for the most part. but i do live in modern era, cant avaoid imports. yet … locally grown locally manufactured, in whatever country is a good thing for economy and MORALE of the people.
You must have noticed that we have become dependent on imports for even our puja pandal lights. the other day i saw even Vishnu murti by the thousands made in china along with ganesha laxmi shiv hanuman and most things for home puja and the vendors said we donot like to work so hard and cheap as the chinese!!!
another ready made embroidered motif seller said the same thing five days apart. bojo tthela!!! i feel its a shame.
india is not only loosing foreign exchange, but also its hard working classes’s working ethics. and we say we dont have industries.
we have microindustries, they need raw materials, like wood.
— if i hurt your feelings,nijo gune  khama kore Deben.

Thanks, … We have played in these woods in our childhood. 

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