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Dalbergia oliveri - Gamble ex Prain
                 
Common Name Redwood
Family Fabaceae
USDA hardiness 10-12
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Usually in primary and secondary forest, mixed deciduous forest, tropical evergreen or semi-deciduous forest, along streams, at elevations up to 1,200 metres[ 598 ].
Range E. Asia - India, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Tender Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary
Dalbergia oliveri is a deciduous tree that grows about 30 m in height and with an open, spreading crown. It is commonly found in Southeast Asia, specifically in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. It is highly valued for its red lumber used in making furniture, cabinets, and handicrafts among others. It is considered as an endangered species due to overharvesting.

Dalbergia oliveri Redwood


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Dalbergia oliveri Redwood
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Physical Characteristics
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Dalbergia oliveri is a deciduous Tree growing to 23 m (75ft) by 20 m (65ft) at a slow rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 10. and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
Dalbergia laccifera Laness. Dalbergia prazeri Prain

Habitats
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Other Uses: The heartwood is a dark red-brown; the sapwood white[ 146 ]. The wood is close-grained, hard, heavy, and resistant to the attacks of termites. It has an attractive, veined structure and is easy to polish. It is often used for making quality furniture, luxury cabinets, art and handicrafts etc, as well as the handles of agricultural implements[ 404 , 598 ].
Cultivation details
Young trees are fairly shade tolerant, but older trees prefer a sunny position[ 404 ]. Members of this genus generally prefer a fertile, loam soil[ 200 ]. A slow-growing tree[ 404 ]. Although many species within the family Fabaceae have a symbiotic relationship with soil bacteria, this species is said to be devoid of such a relationship and therefore does not fix atmospheric nitrogen[ 755 ].
Propagation
Like many species within the family Fabaceae, once they have been dried for storage the seeds of this species may benefit from scarification before sowing in order to speed up germination. This can usually be done by pouring a small amount of nearly boiling water on the seeds (being careful not to cook them!) and then soaking them for 12 - 24 hours in warm water. By this time they should have imbibed moisture and swollen - if they have not, then carefully make a nick in the seedcoat (being careful not to damage the embryo) and soak for a further 12 hours before sowing[ K ].

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Other Names
Neang Nuon, Mai Ching Chan, Mai Kham Phii, tamalan, Burmese Rosewood, Laos Rosewood, Asian Rosewood.
Found In
Myanmar; Thailand; Viet Nam; Lao People's Democratic Republic
Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : Status: Endangered A1cd
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Dalbergia baroniiPalissandre rouge des marais, hitsika, sovodrano00
Dalbergia cochinchinensisSiam Rosewood, Thailand Rosewood00
Dalbergia greveanaMadagascar Rosewood02
Dalbergia hupeana 11
Dalbergia latifoliaBlack Rosewood, East Indian Rosewood, Kala sheeshan, Satisal02
Dalbergia louveliiAndramena, Volombodipona, Violet rosewood02
Dalbergia melanoxylonAfrican Blackwood, Grenadilla, Mpingo02
Dalbergia monticolaHazovola, tsiandalana, voamboana00
Dalbergia nigraBrazilian Rosewood00
Dalbergia retusaCocobolo00
Dalbergia stevensoniiHonduras Rosewood00
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