This species has been confused in the past with Dalbergia chlorocarpa[
Dalbergia glaucocarpa is a deciduous tree growing 10 - 12 metres tall[
The tree is selectively felled in the wild for its timber, which is used locally and also exported[
The plant has a restricted range and this has been severely fragmented by human activity. It is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
Africa - northwestern Madagascar.
Seasonally dry, sandstone forest[
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Established plants are drought tolerant[
A high quality wood[
]. The wood of the closely related D. Chlorocarpa is used for construction and cabinet making[
]. No more information is given about the wood, other than it is selectively felled for the home market and also for export[
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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