African Plant Database

Dalbergia melanoxylon Guill. & Perr.
Protologue : Fl. Seneg. Tent. 1: 227. t. 53 (1832)
Information on the genus : Dalbergia
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dalbergia stocksii Benth.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Spiny shrub 1-4 m tall or tree 5-12(-30) m; stem 20-30 cm Ø; typically several-stemmed and much branched to form a low irregularly shaped crown;
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Ecology : Deciduous woodland (but generally absent from Brachystegia associtaions); deciduous, secondary or coastal bushland; wooded grassland; often in rocky places or valleys of impeded drainage; savannas; marigot edges; skeletal soils; sands; etc...
  S. Africa, Botswana, Namibia; India.
  Over-exploited in E. Africa; endangered in Malawi.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 141
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:227 (2012)
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 169
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 449

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • BARRY J. P. & J. C. CELLES (1991). Flore de Mauritanie. Institut supérieur scientifique de Nouakchott - Université de Nice. 1: 226
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires rares, menacées ou endémiques du Maroc. Bocconea 8: 121 
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 128
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 198
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