Haryana Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Haryana (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre,Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Dalbergia sissoo DC.

Family: Papilionaceae Genus: Dalbergia Species: Dalbergia sissoo DC.( शीशम )






Synonym Amerimnon Sissoo (Roxb.) Kuntze Flower Color White
Common Name Shisham Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Indian Rosewood Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Shisham Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up To 1300m Fruit Type Pod
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit a pod, strap-shaped, glabrous, 1-4-seeded.
Habitat Occasional In Forests Commonly Planted Bark Type Rugged
Distribution Pakistan, Oman, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Myanmar Bark Details Gray Color Rough Bark And Mainly Longitudinal Furrows
Distribution in Haryana Ambala, Bhiwani, Faridabad, Fatehabad, Gurgaon, Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind, Karnal, Kurukshetra, M. Garh, Mewat, Morni-Pinjore, Palwal, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa, Sonepat, Yamuna Nagar Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Tree with rough bark and mainly longitudinal furrows, young branc pubescent. Leaf imparipinnate, leaflets 3-5. Flowers in an axillary panicle, composed of several short spikes with sessile to subsessile flowers. Calyx green, Corolla yellowish white. Stamens 9. Ovary pubescent, 2-4-ovulate. Style glabrous. Stigma capitate. Fruit a pod, strap-shaped, glabrous, 1-4-seeded. Seed flattened Leaf Details Leaf imparipinnate, leaflets 3-5, rhomboid or broad-ovate, long acuminate

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