Dalbergia tsiandalana is a small tree.
The plant is selectively felled in the wild for its good quality wood.
Dalbergia tsiandalana has a very restricted range and its habitat is very reduced and fragmented by human activity. In addition, this good-quality rosewood is selectively felled for its valuable timber. This has lead to the plant being classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2018)[
Africa - western Madagascar.
Coastal, lowland, moist forests[
]. Dry deciduous forest and woodland, usually on sand[
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Usually found in sandy soils in the wild[
]. In cultivation plants are likely to do well in a fertile, loam soil and a position in full sun[
The wood of this tree is of good quality and can be used as a rosewood for making furniture, cabinet making etc[
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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