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Dalbergia lanceolaria Linn.f., Suppl.Pl.Syst.Veg. 316. 1781. Baker in Hook.f.,Fl. Brit.Ind.2:235.1876; Duthie, Fl.Upp.Gang.Plain 1:243.1903; Parker, For.Fl.Punj. ed.3.167.1956.

Large tree with smooth bark, branches glabrous. Leaf c. 7.0-15.0 cm long; leaflets 11-17, c. 2.5-5.0 cm long, ovate or obovate or elliptic, often emarginate, glabrous, glaucous. Inflorescence large axillary or terminal panicles flowers unilaterally arranged. Calyx silky pubescent, upper teeth obtuse, lower 3 longer and acute. Corolla dull white or pinkish. Vexillum c. 5-10 mm long. Stamens 10, in 2 groups of 5 stamens each. Fruit c. 5-8 cm long, narrowed at both ends, glabrous, usually 1-seeded; stipitate.

Fl. Per.: May -July.

Distribution: Indigenous in India; cultivated in Lahore gardens.

An ornamental tree with poor timber. The leaf, bark and root are reputed to have medicinal importance.


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