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Useful Tropical Plants

Dalbergia rimosa

Roxb.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Amerimnon discolor (Blume ex Miq.) Kuntze

Amerimnon rimosum (Roxb.) Kuntze

Dalbergia discolor Blume ex Miq.

Dalbergia mengsuoensis Y.Y.Qian

Dalbergia ximengensis Y.Y.Qian

Common Name:

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General Information

Dalbergia rimosa is a deciduous shrub, often becoming more like a climber, It can grow up to 10 metres tall[
1792
Title
An account of Dalbergia (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae) in Thailand
Publication
Thai For. Bull. (Bot.) 30 124-166 2002
Author
Chawalit Niyomdham
Publisher
 
Year
2002
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and a source of materials. It has been suggested for use in forest restoration projects[
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Title
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].
Dalbergia rimosa has a wide range anf a population that is believed to be large. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2012)[
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Title
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].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1792
Title
An account of Dalbergia (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae) in Thailand
Publication
Thai For. Bull. (Bot.) 30 124-166 2002
Author
Chawalit Niyomdham
Publisher
 
Year
2002
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

E. Asia - southern China, northeast India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysya, Indonesia, Philippines

Habitat

Mixed deciduous and hill evergreen forests and scrubland[
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Title
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Publisher
 
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Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
]. Open areas in mixed deciduous and hill evergreen forest; at elevations from 200 - 1,300 metres[
1792
Title
An account of Dalbergia (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae) in Thailand
Publication
Thai For. Bull. (Bot.) 30 124-166 2002
Author
Chawalit Niyomdham
Publisher
 
Year
2002
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Edibility Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height8.00 m
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

Seeds[
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Title
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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 reddish-brown, reniform seeds are around 16mm wide and 27mm long[
1792
Title
An account of Dalbergia (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae) in Thailand
Publication
Thai For. Bull. (Bot.) 30 124-166 2002
Author
Chawalit Niyomdham
Publisher
 
Year
2002
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. There is one seed, occasionally two, in each seedpod[
1792
Title
An account of Dalbergia (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae) in Thailand
Publication
Thai For. Bull. (Bot.) 30 124-166 2002
Author
Chawalit Niyomdham
Publisher
 
Year
2002
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

This species has been suggested for use in forest restoration projects[
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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.
].

Other Uses

The stem is used for making axe handles[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
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Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].
The timber is valued in Vietnam, where it is known as 'Go Hue'[
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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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.
].
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