Dalbergia fischeri Taub.

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Dalbergia fischeri

Katanga Province, DRC
Oct 2007
Photo: Jos Stevens

Dalbergia fischeri

Katanga Province, DRC
Oct 2007
Photo: Jos Stevens

Dalbergia fischeri

Katanga Province, DRC
Apr 2008
Photo: Jos Stevens

Dalbergia fischeri

Katanga Province, DRC
Apr 2008
Photo: Jos Stevens

Dalbergia fischeri

Katanga Province, DRC
Nov 2006
Photo: Jos Stevens

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Common names:
Status: Native
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.
Type location:
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: 400 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Nov
Worldwide distribution: Kenya to Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C,E,S
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Growth form(s): Climber, liane.
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Content last updated: Friday 6 January 2017

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Dalbergia fischeri.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131040, retrieved 23 September 2023

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