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  Dalbergia sissoo
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Dalbergia sissoo Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 223. 1832; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 237. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 384(270). 1918; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 140. 1992; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 89. 2002; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 214. 2009. Amerimnon sissoo (Roxb.) O.Ktze., Rev. Gen. Pl. 1: 159. 1891.
  Malayalam Name(s): Himalayan-eetti, Iruvil, Seesam
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Indiana dalbergia, Shisham, Sissoo
  Description: Medium-sized trees; bark greyish or pale brown, thick; branchlets pilose. Leaves imparipinnate; leaflets 3-5, 2.5-6 x 2-5.5 cm, ovate, obovate or orbicular, base rounded to cuneate, apex cuspidate or acuminate, coriaceous, puberulous to pubescent when young, glabrous when mature; petiolules 3-5 mm long. Panicles axillary and/or terminal, 5-7 cm long, densely pubescent. Flowers cream coloured, 6-8 mm long, subsessile. Calyx 4-6 mm long, campanulate, puberulous without; lobes oblong. Petals exserted; standard to 8 x 5 mm, obovate, long-clawed. Stamens 9, monadelphous. Ovary long-stipitate, pubescent. Pods 2.5-7 x 0.8-1 cm, linear-oblong, base cuneate, apex acute. Seeds 1-3.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Alappuzha, Palakkad, Thrissur, Ernakulam
  Habitat: Planted as avenue tree
  Distribution: Native of Tropical Himalaya to North East India, cultivated in Tropical to Subtropical Africa, West Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Keerapady, Parambikulam, Thottappally
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