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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Vine stem bark and vine stem transverse section. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and fruits. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Dalbergia densa var. densa
Dalbergia densa Benth. var. densa
Prain, D. (1904) Annals of the Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta 10(1): 73. Type: ?.
Dalbergia densa Benth., Hooker's London Journal of Botany 2: 217(1843), Type: New Guinea, Mr. Hinds; Tobie Island, Mr. Barclay.
About 12-20 or more leaflets per compound leaf. Leaflet blades about 15-45 x 8-18 mm, leaflet stalks about 1-3 mm long. Both the upper and lower leaflet blade surfaces sparsely clothed in short pale-coloured hairs. Stipules oblong, about 1 mm long, obtuse at the apex, clothed in white or silver prostrate hairs. Branches modified to form tendrils.
Flowers about 7 mm diam., each flower subtended by two hairy bracts. Calyx about 2-3 mm long, hairy on the outer surface. Calyx tube about 1.5 mm long, lobes about 1-1.2 mm long. Corolla about 4-5 mm long, glabrous. Stamens 10, filaments fused to form a tube open on one side, fused section about 2.7 mm long, free part of the filaments about 1.5 mm long. Ovary hairy, stalked, ovary + stalk about 4 mm long. Style glabrous. Ovules 2 to 4.
First leaf compound, pinnate, with 5 leaflets, terminal leaflet present, lateral leaflets opposite. Leaflet blades about 9-11 x 4-5 mm, oblong to elliptic, apex obtuse to retuse, base obtuse to cuneate. Leaflet stalks about 0.5-1 mm long. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf pinnate with about 23-33 leaflets. Leaflet blades oblong-elliptic, base shallowly cordate to obtuse, apex obtuse but with a very small downward pointing tip. Leaflet blades sericeous with both the upper and lower surfaces clothed in short, pale-coloured hairs. Stipules hairy, about 1.5-3 mm long.
Distribution and Ecology
Not noted as having any grazing significance. Hacker (1990).
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)