Dalbergia martinii F. White

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Dalbergia martinii

Photo: Rob Burrett
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Dalbergia martinii

Photo: Rob Burrett
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Dalbergia martinii

Photo: Rob Burrett
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Dalbergia martinii

Photo: Rob Burrett
National Botanic Garden, Harare

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Synonyms: Dalbergia glandulosa Dunkley
Common names: Umlombe (Ndebele) Umlombo (Ndebele) Zambezi flat-bean (English)
Status: Native
Unarmed scrambling shrub or true climber with coiled tendrils. Branchlets rough with tuberculate glands; bark dark chocolate-brown. Leaves imparipinnate with 5-8 alternate leaflets. Leaflets elliptic to ovate, 2-7 cm long. Flowers small, sweetly scented, white, in branched sprays. Pods indehiscent, up to 9 × 2 cm, flat, appearing almost winged, single-seeded, covered with sticky glands, hardening as they dry.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In mixed deciduous woodland and riverine thickets.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Dec
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
Growth form(s): Climber, tree, liane, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 21 September 2007

Brummitt, R.K., Harder, D.K., Lewis, G.P., Lock, J.M., Polhill, R.M. and Verdcourt, B. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(3) Pages 69 - 70.

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 236.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 219.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 246.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Dalbergia martinii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131060, retrieved 16 January 2018

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