Dalbergia neoperrieri is a deciduous tree usually growing 8 - 12 metres tall but sometimes becoming a large tree 20 - 25 metres tall[
The tree is selectively felled for its valuable timber.
The tree has a very restricted natural range and its habitat is declining due to human activity. In addition, it is being selectively felled for its valuable timber. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
Africa - western Madagascar.
Lowland, seasonally dry, deciduous forest, where it is mainly confined to specialised limestone habitats[
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The wood is of good quality. It is a form of rosewood[
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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