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Useful Tropical Plants

Dalbergia abrahamii

Bosser & R.Rabev.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

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General Information

Dalbergia abrahamii is a deciduous tree usually growing 8 - 15 metres tall, though it can grow taller[
752
Title
Adansonia Vol. 18
Publication
Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle Tome 18
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1996
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical publication. It contains a monograph of the Madagascan species of the genus Dalbergia. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
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The tree is selectively felled from the wild for its timber, which is a form of rosewood. The wood is used locally and is also exported[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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http://www.prota.org
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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A tree known only from a few localities in northern Madagascar. Much of the range is decreasing through forest destruction, though the main threat comes from selective felling for timber and charcoal. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

752
Title
Adansonia Vol. 18
Publication
Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle Tome 18
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1996
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical publication. It contains a monograph of the Madagascan species of the genus Dalbergia. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

Africa - northern Madagascar.

Habitat

Seasonally dry forests, found at low elevations growing on marl and calcareous soils and also on thin, volcanic soils[
752
Title
Adansonia Vol. 18
Publication
Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle Tome 18
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1996
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical publication. It contains a monograph of the Madagascan species of the genus Dalbergia. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. Limestone outcrops[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Properties

Conservation StatusEndangered
Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height13.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A high quality wood, it is reddish and nicely streaked[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
,
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
]. We have no more specific information on this wood, other than it is a form of rosewood that is used locally and also exported.
The wood is used for making charcoal[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Propagation

Like many species within the family Fabaceae, once they have been dried for storage the seeds of this species may benefit from scarification before sowing in order to speed up germination. This can usually be done by pouring a small amount of nearly boiling water on the seeds (being careful not to cook them!) and then soaking them for 12 - 24 hours in warm water. By this time they should have imbibed moisture and swollen - if they have not, then carefully make a nick in the seedcoat (being careful not to damage the embryo) and soak for a further 12 hours before sowing[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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