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  Dalbergia sissoides
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Dalbergia sissoides Graham ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 1: 265. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 231. 1870; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 383(270). 1918; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 145. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 135. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 154. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 140. 1992; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 92. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 137. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 90. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 186. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 97. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 92. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 89. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 279. 2009. Dalbergia latifolia Roxb. var. sissoides (Graham ex Wight & Arn.) Baker in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 231. 1876.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chelaveeti, Eetti, Rosewood, Veeti
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Malabar blackwood, Rosewood
  Description: Deciduous trees, to 30 m high, bark 15-20 mm thick, surface grey to pale brown, smooth, exfoliations small, irregular; fibrous. Leaves imparipinnate, alternate; leaflets 5-11, alternate, 3-7.5 x 2-6 cm, elliptic-obovate, orbicular or obovate, apex acute, base cuneate or acute, obtuse or retuse, margin entire, membranous; stipules small, lateral, cauducous; rachis 5-15 cm, slender, pulvinate, glabrous; 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 cuneate at base, reflexed; keel petals hastate. Stamens 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.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-August
  District(s): Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Malappuram, Kannur, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Habitat: Moist and dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Indonesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Peechi, Sholayar, Vazhani, Thunbermuzhi, Kattalappara, Champakkad, Methaganam, Kumarikulam, Ranni, Konni, Naduvathumoozhy, Karuvara, Thunakkadavu, Parambikulam, Karimala, Tolpetty, Manantody, Tirunalli, Begur, Pothundy, Dhoni R. F., Agali, Mukkali forest
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