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  Dalbergia latifolia
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Dalbergia latifolia Roxb., Corom. Pl. 2: 7, t. 113. 1799; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 231. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 383(270). 1918; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 143. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 134. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 125. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 179. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 154. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 137. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 144. 1994; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 200. 2002; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 137. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 185. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 97. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 92. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 89. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 168. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 214. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 279. 2009. Dalbergia emarginata Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 224. 1832.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cholaveetti, Eeti, Kariveeti, Veeti
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Bombay blackwood, East Indian rosewood, Indonesia rosewood, Malabar rosewood
  Description: Deciduous trees, to 25 m high, bark 10-15 mm thick, grey, smooth with short irregular cracks, exfoliating in thin fibrous longitudinal flakes; blaze yellow, turning to yellow-brown. Leaves imparipinnate, rarely 1-foliate, alternate; stipules small, lateral, deciduous; rachis 7.5-20.5 cm, slender, pulvinate, glabrous; leaflets 3-9, alternate, exstipe llate; petiolule upto 10 mm, stout, grooved above, glabrous; lamina 2.5-10 x 2.5-10 cm, orbicular, base acute or very rarely truncate, apex obtuse or emarginate, margin entire, glabrous, glaucous beneath, coriaceous; lateral nerves 5-10 pairs, pinnate, slender, ascending, prominent, intercostae reticulate, faint. Flowers bisexual, 5-6 mm long, white, in short corymbose panicles from the axils of fallen leaves of previous years shoot; bracteoles small, deciduous; calyx tube campanulate; lobes 5, subequal, upper 2 connate, lateral obtuse, lower acute; petals 5, standard petal obovate, cuneate at base, reflexed, wings 6 x 2.5 mm, clawed, base auricled, keel 6 mm long, hastate, united, clawed; stamens 9, monadelphous; staminal tube 4 mm, split open one side; ovary stipitate, inferior, 5-7 mm, glabrous, 1-celled, ovules 1-few; style slender, incurved, glabrous; stigma capitate. Fruit a pod, 5-7.5 x 1.5-1.8 cm, oblong-lanceolate, tip obtuse, distinctly marked in the place of seeds, but not wrinkled, indehiscent; seeds 1-4, reniform, brown.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-September
  District(s): All Districts
  Habitat: Dry and moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  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: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 300-800
  Localities: Vazhani, Wadakkanchery, Chiyyaram, Karimutty, Thekkady, Thunakkadavu, Parambikulam, Vengoli, Kuchimudi, Walayar, Chindaki forest, Agali, Nelluyampathy forests, Nilambur, Ranni, Tolpetty, Mangalam Dam area, Mukkali forests, Boneccord, Kottur R.F., Chertha
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