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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the tribe Dalbergieae — small to medium-size trees, shrubs, and lianas.

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Examples

  • Thornveld replacing Transitional Coast Forest is similar to that found inland except that it contains tropical species such as Dalbergia obovata.

    KwaZulu-Cape coastal forest mosaic

  • Dominant canopy trees in Ankarana include Dalbergia and Cassia spp.

    Madagascar dry deciduous forests

  • Blackthorn Acacia mellifera and zebrawood Dalbergia melanoxylon dominate in the drier conditions beside Lake Eyasi.

    Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

  • Elsewhere, sal is intermingled with chir pine Pinus roxburghii along the southern face of the Churia Hills and with tree species such as Terminalia belerica, Dalbergia latifolia, Anogeissus latifolius, Dillenia indica and Garuga pinnata on northern slopes.

    Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal

  • At the foot of the escarpment, in the plain of Douentza, there is a preponderance of Sahelian species such as Acacia albida, A. raddiana, Dalbergia melanoxylon, Combretum aculeatum and Tamarindus indica.

    Cliffs of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons), Mali

  • Species found associated with these mangroves because of their location adjacent to tropical forests and because of high freshwater input include the tropical forest species, leguminosae vine (Dalbergia brownei), and Apocynaceae liana (Rhabdadenia biflora); freshwater macrophytes, Araceae Montrichardia arborescens, and Leguminosae Mora oleifera; and palm species, Euterpe oleracea and Orbygnia martiana.

    Pará mangroves

  • In ravines and gallery forests species indicative of a south Guinean climate are present, with lianes very abundant, and species such as Raphia sudanica, Baissea multiflora, Nauclea latifolia, Dalbergia saxatilis, and Landolphia dulcis.

    Niokolo-Koba National Park, Senegal

  • Climbers such as Derris trifoliata and Dalbergia spinosa, undershrubs of Suaeda spp. and Acanthus ilicifolius and, very rarely, Sonneratia apetala, Xylocarpus mekongensis, Salicornia brachiata, Arthrocnemum indicum, and Sesuvium portulacastrum provide additional structure to these forests.

    Goadavari-Krishna mangroves

  • Some plant species, such as the African blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon), are also threatened by over-harvesting.

    Northern Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets

  • Similarly, illegal timber extraction is a widespread problem, particularly for valuable species such as Go Mun wood (Diospyros spp.) and Go Hue wood (Dalbergia rimosa) and for the extraction of essential oils from trees such as Cinnamomum balansea.

    Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

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