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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Dalbergia L.f.
      1. Dalbergia sissoo Roxb. ex DC.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Arabian Peninsula to Myanmar.

    [FWTA]

    Papilionaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    A planted tree
    Flowers
    Flowers pale yellow
    Ecology
    Sometimes subspontaneous.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Cultivated
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Tree
    Vernacular
    Indian Rosewood, Shisham, Siso, Sissai, Sissoo, Sissoo Tree, Sissu, Sisu
    [ILDIS]
    Use
    Chemical products, Environmental, Forage, Medicine, Wood

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, India, Iran, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, West Himalaya

    Introduced into:

    Benin, Brazil Southeast, Burkina, Cameroon, Chad, China Southeast, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Florida, Free State, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hainan, Iraq, Jawa, Kenya, Leeward Is., Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Oman, Palestine, Panamá, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Dalbergia sissoo Roxb. ex DC. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1969 Roxburgh, W. [s.n.], India K000264286 lectotype
    Carvalho, A.M. [6491], Bahia K000206849
    Carvalho, A.M. [6680], Bahia K000188119
    Wallich [5850], India K000264287 Unknown type material
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5850], India K001122384
    Tenore, M. [s.n.] K000827974
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5850] K001122380
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5850], India K001122381
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5850] K001122382
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5850] K001122383
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5850] K001122385

    Bibliography

    First published in Prodr. 2: 416 (1825)

    Accepted by

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    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Fl. Ind., ed. Carey, 3: 223 (1832).

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Lepschi, B. & Monro, A. (Project Coordinators) (2014). Australian Plant Census (APC) Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria. http://www.anbg.gov.au/chah/apc/index.html.
    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 10: 1-642. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).
    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
    • Brummitt, R.K. & al. (2007). Flora Zambesiaca 3(3): 1-258. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2007). Flora of the Sultanate of Oman. volume 2. Crassulaceae - Apiaceae Scripta Botanica Belgica 36: 1-220.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
    • Lock, J.M. & Ford, C.S. (2004). Legumes of Malesia a Check-List: 1-295. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
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