Dalbergia ferruginea Roxb.
Dalbergia stipulacea is a large climbing shrub that sometimes becomes more tree-like in its habit[
The plant is harvested from the wild for use in local medicine.
E. Asia - southern China, eastern India, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos.
Open forests, ravines to mountain summits at elevations of 700 - 1,700 metres[
We have no specific information on this species, but members of this genus generally prefer a fertile, loam soil and a position in full sun[
This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[
An infusion of the wood and roots is considered to be emmenagogue[
]. It is used as an abortive when taken in moderate amounts[
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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