Dalbergia sissoides Wight & Arn. (Syn: Amerimnon javanicum (Miq.) Kuntze; Amerimnon sissoides (Wight & Arn.) Kuntze; Dalbergia emarginata Prain; Dalbergia javanica Miq.; Dalbergia latifolia var. sissoides (Wight & Arn.) Baker; Dalbergia sissoides Graham);
India (N) ; Andhra Pradesh ; Karnataka ; Kerala ; Maharashtra ; Tamil Nadu ; Indonesia (N); Jawa (N) as per ILDIS;
Deciduous trees, to 30 m high, bark 15-20 mm thick, surface grey to pale brown, smooth, exfoliations small, irregular; fibrous; blaze concentrically striated, yellow, turning to yellowish-brown. Leaves imparipinnate, alternate; stipules small, lateral, cauducous; rachis 5-15 cm, slender, pulvinate, glabrous; leaflets 5-11, alternate, estipellate; petiolule 6-10 mm, slender; lamina 3-7.5 x 2-6 cm, elliptic-obovate, orbicular or obovate, base cuneate or acute, apex acute, obtuse or retuse, margin entire, membranous; lateral nerves 4-12 pairs, pinnate, ascending, slender, prominent; intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers bisexual, white, 7-8 mm long, in loose terminal panicles; calyx campanulate, glabrous; lobes 5, subequal; petals 5; standard petal cuneate at base, reflexed, keel petals hastate; stamens 9, monadelphous, filaments alternately longer and shorter; ovary stipitate,inferior,1-celled, ovule 1-few; style slender; stigma capitate. Fruit a pod 5-7.5 x 1-1.2 cm, tapering to both ends, oblong, stipitate; seeds 2-4, reniform, pale brown.
Flowering and fruiting: February-August
Moist and dry deciduous forests
Peninsular India and Indonesia
Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi
Dalbergia sissoides Wight & Arn, tree often found in the tea estate area around Nilgiri hills,
wood is a premier timber.
That is something new. Interesting.
It is a native tree, a variety of rose wood also called malabar black wood.