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Dalbergia rimosa

Description from Flora of China

Dalbergia discolor Blume ex Miquel; D. mengsuoensis Y. Y. Qian.

Woody climbers, sometimes erect shrubs or small trees, 4-6(-10) m tall. Leaves 10-20 cm; rachis and petioles puberu­lent; leaflets 5-9; petiolules puberulent; blade ovate, obovate, or elliptic, (3-)5-8 × (2-)2.5-5 cm, firmly papery, abaxially sparsely puberulent, adaxially glabrous and with dense, promi­nent veinlets, base rounded or broadly cuneate, apex acute, ob­tuse, or emarginate, cuspidate. Panicles terminal or sometimes extending into axils of uppermost leaves, 5-25 × 4-12 cm, with cymose, dichotomous branches. Flowers minute, ca. 3 mm; bracts and bracteoles persistent, ovate-lanceolate, ca. 1/2 as long as calyx tube. Calyx campanulate, 5-toothed; teeth sub­equal, rounded or obtuse except lowest rather longer and lan­ceolate. Corolla white or yellowish green; petals shortly clawed; standard obovate-oblong, emarginate; wings obovate or elliptic; keel half-moon-shaped. Stamens 9(or 10), monadel­phous. Ovary stipitate, oblong, puberulent, 1- or 2-ovuled; style short. Legume oblong or sometimes elliptic, 5-8 × 2-4 cm, leathery, glabrous, reticulate throughout but strongly so oppo­site 1(or 2) seeds, base broadly cuneate, apex acute or obtuse. Seeds reniform, much compressed, ca. 12 × 6 mm; testa brown, shiny. Fl. Apr-Jun, fr. Jul-Dec.

Forests, open forests, mountain slopes, ravines, riversides; 800-1700 m. Yunnan [NE India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam].


 

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