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Useful Tropical Plants

Dalbergia lemurica

Bosser & R.Rabev.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

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General Information

Dalbergia lemurica is a deciduous tree usually growing 6 - 12 metres tall, but specimens up to 20 metres are known[
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.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for its useful timber.
Although apparently widespread in western Madagascar, most records are from near Morondava, where the habitat is being rapidly reduced and the trees are selectively felled for timber. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2019)[
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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.
].

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 - western Madagascar.

Habitat

Dryland deciduous forests on sandy and calcareous soils; at elevations up to 150 metres[
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.
,
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.
].

Properties

Conservation StatusVulnerable
Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height10.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Species in this genus are mainly found in the wild growing in sany soils and on limestone escarpments[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
]. In cultivation they are likely to do well in a fertile, loam soil and a position in full sun[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The reddish wood is of high quality and is valued for furniture, cabinet making, joinery etc[
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.
].
The wood is used for fuel[
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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Air layering has been successful on an experimental basis[
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.
].
Softwood cuttings of many species, especially if taken from younger plants, will root in a well-drained, sandy medium in a closed case with bottom heat[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-04-17. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Dalbergia+lemurica>

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