Dalbergia malabarica Prain, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 70: 48 (1901) (syn: Dalbergia tamarindifolia var. pubescens Baker);

India (N) ; Karnataka; Kerala; Maharashtra; Orissa; Tamil Nadu as per ILDIS;

dal-BERG-ee-uh — for Nils & Carl Dahlberg, Swedish botanist and officer, respectively … Dave’s Botanary
mal-uh-BAR-ih-kuh — of or from the Malabar Coast, southern India … Dave’s Botanary

commonly known as: Malabar blackwood • Marathi: मलबारी शिंसवी malabari shinsavi

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Climbing shrubs; young branches rusty tomentose. Leaves imparipinnate, 6-10 cm long; leaflets 13-28, alternate, 8-21 x 6-8 mm, elliptic-oblong, obtuse-subtruncate at base, obtuse and mucronate at apex, sparsely pilose-glabrescent above, rusty pilose below especially on the midrib; lateral veins 8 pairs, prominent beneath; rachis 5-8 cm long including 5-7 mm long petiole, rusty tomentose; petiolule ca 1.5 mm long, tomentose; stipules 4-5 x 1-1.5 mm, triangular, rusty pubescent outside. Panicle 3.5 cm long; pedicel 2 mm long, pubescent; bracts and bracteoles 2 x 1 mm, ovate, rusty pubescent. Calyx-tube 2.5 mm long, campanulate, pubescent; lobes 1 x 1 mm, triangular, pubescent outside. Standard petals reflect, 3.5 x 2 mm, obovate, shortly auricled, claw 3 mm long, slender; wings 3.5 x 2 mm, obovate, shortly auricled, claw 3 mm long; keels 3.5 x 2 mm, obliquely obovate, subtruncate at apex, shortly auricled, claw 3 mm long. Stamens monadelphous; sheath 3 mm long; filaments ca 1.5 mm long, equal; anthers 0.25 mm long, monomorphic. Ovary stipitate, 3 x 0.5 mm, linear, glabrous, 2-ovuled, stipe 2 mm long, incurved, glabrous; stigma pointed. Pods 3-4.5 x 1-1.5 cm, elliptic-oblong, strap-shaped, copper red, stalk 5-15 mm long, glabrous, reticulately veined over seeds, 1(-2)-seeded; seeds 15 x 7 x 1.5 mm, obliquely ovate, light brown.

Flowering and fruiting: December-February

Evergreen forests

Western Ghats

(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)

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Dalbergia malabarica Prain

Dalbergia malabarica Prain

Dalbergia malabarica Prain

Dalbergia malabarica Prain

Dalbergia malabarica Prain

Dalbergia malabarica Prain

Dalbergia malabarica Prain

Dalbergia malabarica Prain :: along Kas Waghali Road :: December 6, 2020

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along Kas Waghali Road  off Satara city

Date: December 6, 2020 … Altitude range: about 650 m (2,133 ft) to 1000 m (3,281) asl

Dalbergia malabarica  Prain


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Names of Plants in India :: Dalbergia malabarica Prain

dal-BERG-ee-uh — for Nils & Carl Dahlberg, Swedish botanist and officer, respectively … Dave’s Botanary
mal-uh-BAR-ih-kuh — of or from the Malabar Coast, southern India … Dave’s Botanary

commonly known as: Malabar blackwood • Marathi: मलबारी शिंसवी malabari shinsavi

botanical namesDalbergia malabarica Prain … synonymsDalbergia tamarindifolia var. pubescens Baker … GBIF

Bibliography / etymology
~~~~~ ENGLISH ~~~~~
Malabar blackwood
  • common name given for want of name
    this plant was first collected from Malabar region; blackwood is generic name for Dalbergia spp.
~~~~~ MARATHI ~~~~~
मलबारी शिंसवी malabari shinsavi
  • regional name given for want of name
    … मलबारी malabari = of or from Malabar region; शिंसवी shinsavi = relating to the blackwood tree
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References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  ILDIS  GBIF (High resolution specimens) High resolution specimen  High resolution specimen 2  Flora of Karnataka  Flowers of India  India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora  Plant illustrations

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