Dalbergia fischeri Taub.

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Dalbergia fischeri

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapu, Sofala

Dalbergia fischeri

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapu, Sofala

Dalbergia fischeri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vanduzi bridge, Gorongosa

Dalbergia fischeri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vanduzi bridge, Gorongosa

Dalbergia fischeri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vanduzi bridge, Gorongosa

Dalbergia fischeri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road to Zebra Ranger Camp, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Dalbergia fischeri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road to Zebra Ranger Camp, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Dalbergia fischeri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road to Zebra Ranger Camp, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Dalbergia fischeri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road to Zebra Ranger Camp, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

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Synonyms:
Common names: Spiny climbing dalbergia (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Scandent shrub or liane, armed with spines. Branchlets hooked or coiled to aid climbing. Leaves imparipinnate with 11-19 elliptic to oblong-elliptic leaflets, up to 3.5 × 1.8 cm, apex rounded or slightly notched. Flowers in terminal or, rarely axillary panicles, small, white to yellowish. Pods flat, 4-12 cm long, 1-4-seeded, blackish over the seeds, indehiscent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: fischeri: named after Dr Gustav Fischer (1848-1886), German doctor and naturalist, who collected in Kenya and Tanzania.
Habitat: In riverine and evergreen forest, Miombo woodland and dry deciduous thickets.
Altitude range: (metres) 400 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Nov
Worldwide distribution: Kenya to Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Climber, liane.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 21 September 2007
Literature:

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 68 - 69.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 156.

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.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 97.


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Flora of Malawi: Dalbergia fischeri
Flora of Mozambique: Dalbergia fischeri
Flora of Zambia: Dalbergia fischeri

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dalbergia fischeri
African Plant Database: Dalbergia fischeri
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Dalbergia fischeri
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dalbergia fischeri
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dalbergia fischeri
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Dalbergia fischeri
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dalbergia fischeri
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dalbergia fischeri
Ispot Southern Africa: Dalbergia fischeri
JSTOR Plant Science: Dalbergia fischeri
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dalbergia fischeri
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dalbergia fischeri
The Plant List (version 1.1): Dalbergia fischeri
Tropicos: Dalbergia fischeri


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 fischeri.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131040, retrieved 19 September 2018

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