Dalbergia sissoides ?;


 

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A friend of mine asked me to identify this Dalbergia species. Please help me to identify this.
Date: 17 July 2008
Location: en route Ooty, Nilgiris
Altitude: c. 1600 m
Habitat: wild (photographed from road)


This looks like Dalbergia lanceolaria var. paniculata locally called Phanshi. Please check this site for my photographs of D.lanceolaria var. lanceolaria [Dandus].


I am quite sure the tree is not Dalbergia lanceolaria. The leaves are quite distinct. I have the tree in Mysore and have seen in Chennai also.


It would have been helpful to have seen the tree in toto, and its bark canopy/ overall shape…
But in the meantime based on these three pics,
How about Ailanthus..
the profusion of seedpods of this particular shape, color and bunching in presence of those leaves.. makes me thinks its ailanthus .. such as the Ailanthus excelsa
I have seen Ailanthus altissima grow to be huge and fruit so profusely and grow seedlings so vigorously that people went from loving it to thinking it was a pest…
if its not, love to find out what is it


It is a species of Dalbergia for sure.

Leaves are different in Ailanthus spp.


A species of Dalbergia only.
The leaves of Ailanthus excelsa are quite different and very big. The fruits are also different and belongs to Simaroubaceae


Can it be Dalbergia sissoides Wight & Arn. as per images herein


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