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.
Dalbergia neoperrieri has a very restricted natural range and is threatened by illegal logging and habitat loss due to shifting agriculture, charcoal production and artisanal mining. 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(2018)[
Africa - western Madagascar.
Lowland, seasonally dry, deciduous forest, where it is mainly confined to specialised limestone habitats[
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Species in this genus are mainly found in the wild growing in sany soils and on limestone escarpments[
]. In cultivation they are likely to do well in a fertile, loam soil and a position in full sun[
The wood is of good quality. It is a form of rosewood, highly valued for its attractive grain. It is used for making expensive furniture, cabinet making, handicrafts, as well as for construction etc[
The wood is used for fuel[
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[
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[
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