Dalbergia sissoo

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Dalbergia sissoo DC.
  • The genus is named after Nicholas Dalberg, a Swedish botanist and the specific epithet is an Indian vernacular name.

  • Common Name : Indian Rosewood, Sisum
  • Plant Family : Papilionaceae
  • Plant Form : Tree
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 11, 12, 15-17, 19, 21, 22, 27, 28, 30
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park, Ayurvedic Udyan, Van Chetana Kendra, Infocity, Basan

About Dalbergia sissoo Plant :

  • Habit : A big tree.
  • Leaves : Alternate, distichous; imparipinnate, leaf-rachis zigzag, stipules lanceolate, leaflets 3-5, orbicular, acuminate, entire.
  • Inflorescence : Axillary panicles.
  • Flower : Calyx campanulate, corolla paleyellow, standard obovate-orbicular, with a long claw, wings oblong, keel obtuse, stamens 9, monadelphous, ovary long, style incurved.
  • Fruit : Pod thin samara-like, 1-4 seeded, seeds brownish, sub-reniform.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : March-June
  • Significance :
    • The wood is valuable for furniture.
    • Planted along roads.