Dalbergia sissoo Roxb.

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Dalbergia sissoo

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mukuvisi Woodland, by Blatherwick Road entrance gate

Dalbergia sissoo

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mukuvisi Woodland, by Blatherwick Road entrance gate

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Common names: Sheesham (English) Sisso (English)
Description: Tree. Leaves 1-pinnate, with 3-5 alternately-arranged leaflets; leaflets broadly ovate to subcircular; apex acuminate. Flowers small, creamy-white, turning yellowish.
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Flowering time:Sep
Worldwide distribution: SE Asia
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Brummitt, R.K., Harder, D.K., Lewis, G.P., Lock, J.M., Polhill, R.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(3) Pages 75 - 76.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 246.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 47.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 64.

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Flora of Botswana: Dalbergia sissoo
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Dalbergia sissoo
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Dalbergia sissoo
Flora of Zimbabwe: Dalbergia sissoo
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Dalbergia sissoo

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dalbergia sissoo
African Plant Database: Dalbergia sissoo
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dalbergia sissoo
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dalbergia sissoo
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Dalbergia sissoo
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iNaturalist: Dalbergia sissoo
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dalbergia sissoo
JSTOR Plant Science: Dalbergia sissoo
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dalbergia sissoo
Plants of the World Online: Dalbergia sissoo
Tropicos: Dalbergia sissoo
Wikipedia: Dalbergia sissoo

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Dalbergia sissoo.
https://www.malawiflora.com/cult/species.php?species_id=131090, retrieved 19 July 2024

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