Dalbergia latifolia

Dalbergia latifolia Roxb.

Status: Exotic; Casual (Teo et al., 2011a). Cultivated.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.


Sengkang; Cultivated; 2010.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree, 20m to 40m (although cultivated ones shorter).

Leaves: alternate, imparipinnate with 11, 13 or 15 leaflets broadly obtuse, margins wavy.

Flowers: in axillary panicles; small and white.

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Sengkang; Cultivated; 2010.

Fruits: Legumes brown (but do not dehisce at maturity?) with 1 to 4 smooth seeds.

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Sengkang; Cultivated; 2010.

Habitat: So far only seedlings have been found directly below cultivated parents.

Occurrence: Teo et al. (2011a) documents such seedlings along Jurong Town Hall Road and Sengkang East Way.

Distribution: India to Indonesia.

Other information: can be found at the LegumeWeb website.

More pictures can be found at

(1) Urban Forest website

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