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  Dalbergia sericea
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Dalbergia sericea G. Don, Syst. 2: 375. 1832; S.V. Predeep & A.P. Balan, Rheedea 20: 35. 2010. Dalbergia hircina Buch.-Ham. ex Benth. in Miquel, Pl. Jungh. 1: 256. 1852; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 236. 1876. Dalbergia stenocarpa Kurz, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 44: 205. 1875; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 238. 1876.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Sissu
  Description: Trees, 5-6 m tall; young shoots silky puberulent, gradually glabrous. Leaves alternate, 15-25 cm; stipules caducous, subfalcate-lanceolate, silky puberulent; leaflets 17-21, ovate or oblong, 2.5-5 × 2-2.5 cm, thin, abaxially rather densely puberulent, adaxially appressed puberulent, base rounded or cuneate, apex slightly obtuse. Panicles axillary, 2.5-5 × 1.2-2 cm; peduncles, branches, and pedicels densely silky puberulent. Calyx campanulate, densely puberulent, 5-toothed; teeth obtuse, shorter than tube except lowest lanceolate and ca. as long as tube. Corolla white; petals rather long clawed; standard suborbicular, emarginate. Stamens 10, diadelphous (5+5). Ovary shortly stipitate, pubescent, 4- or 5-ovuled; style slender; stigma small. Legume narrowly ligulate, 2.5-5 × 0.6-1 cm, leathery, reticulate opposite 1-3 seeds, base attenuate to short stipe, apex acute; seeds reniform, compressed, ca. 5 × 2.5 mm.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-September
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Planted as avenue trees in the high ranges
  Distribution: India, Bhutan and Nepal
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1200-1600
  Localities:
   
 
   
 
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