3821.000 Dalbergia L.f.

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)

Description of the genus

Climbers, shrubs or small trees. Stipules various; stipels 0. Leaves imparipinnate. Leaflets alternate, rarely some subopposite. Inflorescences paniculate. Calyx campanulate, shortly 5-lobed. Corolla small, white to cream, sometimes flushed purplish. Fruit indehiscent, elliptic-oblong to oblong, usually flattened.

Derivation of name: after Swedish botanist and royal physician, Nils Dalberg (1736-1820)

Worldwide: 100 species in the tropics

Malawi: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
arbutifolia Baker subsp. arbutifolia N,C,SDescription, Image
boehmii Taub. subsp. boehmii C,SDescription, Image
fischeri Taub.Description, Image
lactea VatkeN,SDescription, Image
melanoxylon Guill. & Perr.SDescription, Image
nitidula Welw. ex BakerN,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Dalbergia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Dalbergia
Flora of Caprivi: Dalbergia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Dalbergia
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Dalbergia
Flora of Mozambique: Dalbergia
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Dalbergia
Flora of Zambia: Dalbergia
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Dalbergia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Dalbergia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Dalbergia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Dalbergia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=749, retrieved 3 October 2023

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