Dalbergia emirnensis is a deciduous shrub or tree growing from 3 - 15 metres tall.
The tree is selectively felled for its valuable timber.
A relatively common tree in its native range, it is mainly found in rapidly-declining areas of forest, where it is selectively felled for the minor timber trade. The plant is classified as 'Near Threatened' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
Africa - southern Madagascar.
Deciduous dryland forest[
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Established plants are drought tolerant.
The wood is of good quality. It is used for beams and tool handles[
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
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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