1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Dalbergia L.f.

      1. This genus is accepted.

    [FZ]
    Habit
    Trees, shrubs or lianes, occasionally spiny. Trees, shrubs or lianes, occasionally spiny.
    Leaves
    Leaves imparipinnate, rarely unifoliolate (not in Flora area); leaflets alternate to subopposite; stipules caducous or sometimes subpersistent. Leaves imparipinnate, rarely unifoliolate (not in Flora area); leaflets alternate to subopposite; stipules caducous or sometimes subpersistent.
    Flowers
    Flowers white or violet-purple, fragrant, in terminal or axillary and terminal panicles, rarely in cymose racemes; bracts and bracteoles caducous or subpersistent. Flowers white or violet-purple, fragrant, in terminal or axillary and terminal panicles, rarely in cymose racemes; bracts and bracteoles caducous or subpersistent.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5-dentate, with upper teeth broader than the lower ones. Calyx 5-dentate, with upper teeth broader than the lower ones.
    Pistil
    Ovary stipitate, few-ovulate; style incurved; stigma small, terminal.
    Corolla
    Petals clawed; standard circular to obovate; wings oblong-obovate; keel petals usually dorsally connate at the apex, sometimes free. Petals clawed; standard circular to obovate; wings oblong-obovate; keel petals usually dorsally connate at the apex, sometimes free.
    Stamens
    Stamens connate into a dorsally split sheath, usually the upper one free or absent or stamens in 2 bundles of 5; anthers small, erect, didymous, the thecae dehiscing by an apical slit. Stamens connate into a dorsally split sheath, usually the upper one free or absent or stamens in 2 bundles of 5; anthers small, erect, didymous, the thecae dehiscing by an apical slit.
    Ovary
    Ovary stipitate, few-ovulate; style incurved; stigma small, terminal.
    Fruits
    Pod indehiscent, flat, oblong or linear, ± thickened over the seeds. Pod indehiscent, flat, oblong or linear, ± thickened over the seeds.
    Seeds
    Seed reniform, compressed; radicle inflexed. Seed reniform, compressed; radicle inflexed.
    [FTEA]
    Habit
    Trees, free-standing or scandent shrubs or woody lianes, sometimes with branches modified as spines or climbing aids
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, imparipinnate, rarely (not in East Africa) 1-foliolate; stipules various, often small and usually caducous; stipels absent; leaflets alternate, rarely some of them subopposite
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal and axillary, paniculate or more rarely simply racemose; bracts and bracteoles small, usually caducous
    Calyx
    Calyx campanulate, shortly 5-lobed, rarely with the lateral lobes reduced and thus 3-lobed; lowest lobe usually narrower and the longest, the upper pair usually broader than the others and often more united
    Corolla
    Corolla small, white to yellowish-cream, sometimes flushed mauve or purplish, often fragrant; standard usually emarginate, with variously developed claw, glabrous or with only scattered hairs; wings free, ± oblong, narrowed or auriculate at base of blade; keel-petals obtuse, united on lower side towards apex
    Stamens
    Stamens 9 or 10, all united in a sheath open above, or with the vexillary stamen free or divided into 2 subequal phalanges or sometimes more irregularly divided; anthers small, erect, basifixed with apical dehiscence
    Pistil
    Ovary stipitate, with few ovules; style usually incurved and with a small terminal stigma
    Fruits
    Fruit indehiscent, usually oblong, linear or oblong-elliptic, samaroid, sometimes thickened over the seed-cavity, or sometimes (not in East Africa) thickened overall and variously shaped
    Seeds
    Seeds reniform and smooth in East Africa, elsewhere sometimes oblong or variously curved and wrinkled; hilum and rim-aril small.

    Images

    Dalbergia L.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Identified Reference Herbarium Specimen Type Status
    May 1, 2010 Burchell [3114], Brazil K000909411
    Dec 2, 2009 Árbocz, G.F. [4866], Brazil K000909432
    Feb 1, 2007 Cheek, M. [12445], Cameroon K000436876
    Nov 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [7799], Cameroon K000008370
    Jan 1, 1998 Acevedo-Rodriguez, P. [8371], Brazil K000909440
    Jan 1, 1997 Acevedo-Rodriguez, P. [8051], Brazil K000909441
    Jan 1, 1997 Acevedo-Rodriguez, P. [8200], Brazil K000909442
    Jan 1, 1997 Rodriguez, P.A. [7962], Brazil K000909443
    Mar 1, 1993 Burchell [2186], Brazil K000909406
    Jan 1, 1990 Cid Ferreira, C.A. [9100], Brazil K000909413
    Jan 1, 1986 Thomas, D.W. [2615], Cameroon K000087494
    Jan 1, 1972 Maas, P.J.M. [12947], Brazil K000909422
    Colombia 44672.000
    s.coll. [1681], Brazil K000909387
    Ducke, A. [s.n.], Brazil K000909391
    Krukoff, B.A. [4807], Brazil K000909392
    McWhirter, J. [249], Madagascar 32183.000
    Krukoff, B.A. [6271], Brazil K000909393
    Cid Ferreira, C.A. [3671], Brazil K000909394
    s.coll. [s.n.] K000909395
    Irwin, H.S. [2729], Brazil K000909396
    Tschá, M.C. [263], Brazil K000909397
    Laurênio, A. [281], Brazil K000909398
    Irwin, H.S. [2729], Brazil K000909399
    Carvalho, A.M. [2275], Brazil K000909400
    Lewis, G.P. [1568], Brazil K000909401
    McWhirter, J. [170], Madagascar 32192.000
    Lewis, G.P. [1568], Brazil K000909402
    Carvalho, A.M. [2321], Brazil K000909403
    Rocha, M.P. [3041], Brazil K000909404
    Carvalho, A.M. [2147], Brazil K000909405
    Heringer, E.P. [16926], Brazil K000909407
    Heringer, E.P. [16926], Brazil K000909408
    Carvalho, A.M. [2335], Brazil K000909409
    Heringer, E.P. [16926], Brazil K000909410
    Oliveira, A.R.S. [276], Brazil K000909412
    Prance, G.T. [14134], Brazil K000909414
    Riedel [693], Brazil K000909415
    Prance, G.T. [3266], Brazil K000909416
    Krukoff, B.A. [1498], Brazil K000909417
    Queiroz, L.P. [12626], Brazil K000909418
    Meireles, J.E. [431], Brazil K000909419
    Silva, J.M. [5798], Brazil K000909420
    Prance, G.T. [5581], Brazil K000909421
    Lopes, M.A. [510], Brazil K000909423
    Mendonça, R.C. [4255], Brazil K000909424
    Mendonça, R.C. [4255], Brazil K000909425
    Burchell [2874], Brazil K000909426
    Burchell [9874], Brazil K000909427
    Glaziou [10663], Brazil K000909428
    Rocha, M.P. [3041], Brazil K000909429
    Rocha, M.P. [3041], Brazil K000909430
    Rocha, M.P. [3041], Brazil K000909431
    Carvalho, A.M. [2133], Brazil K000909433
    Hatschbach, G.G. [56566], Brazil K000909434
    Hatschbach, G.G. [67821], Brazil K000909435
    Hatschbach, G.G. [78415], Brazil K000909436
    Hatschbach, G.G. [78469], Brazil K000909437
    Hamilton, W.D. [18], Brazil K000909438
    Heringer, E.P. [15079], Brazil K000909439
    Fonseca, M.L. [1125], Brazil K000909444
    Fonseca, M.L. [1125], Brazil K000909445
    Hatschbach, G.G. [67628], Brazil K000909446
    Prance, G.T. [5616], Rondônia K000835017
    McWhirter, J. [170], Madagascar 31909.000
    Barham, J. [9], Thailand K000764332
    Barham, J. [9], Thailand K000764333
    Glaziou, A. [20282], Brazil K000835077
    Du Puy, D. [M574], Madagascar 70193.000
    de Carvalho, A.M. [2147], Brazil 54644.000
    Thomas, D.W. [2526], Cameroon K000087493
    de Carvalho, A.M. [2275], Brazil 54648.000
    Maitland, T.D. [744], Cameroon K000087495

    First published in Suppl. Pl.: 52 (1782)

    Accepted in:

    • [1] Govaerts, R. (2000) World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141

    Literature

    • [2] —F.T.A. 2: 231.
    • [3] Bentham in Bentham & Hooker, Gen. Pl. 1: 544 (1865).
    • [4] —Bentham in Bentham & Hooker, Gen. Pl. 1: 544 (1865).
    • [5] Suppl. Pl.: 52 (1781) nom. conserv.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora Zambesiaca
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    International Plant Names Index
    The International Plant Names Index (2016). Published on the Internet http://www.ipni.org
    [C] © Copyright 2016 International Plant Names Index. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
    World Checklist of Selected Plant Families(2016). Published on the Internet http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    [D] © Copyright 2016 International Plant Names Index and World Checkist of Selected Plant Families. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Wood Anatomy Microscope Slides
    [E] Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/