nDalbergialarge genus of tropical trees having pinnate leaves and paniculate flowers and cultivated commercially for their dramatically grained and colored timbers
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
ndalbergiaA large genus of fine tropical forest-trees and climbing shrubs, natural order Leguminosæ, some species of which yield most excellent timber. D. latifolia, the blackwood, or East Indian rosewood, is a magnificent tree, furnishing one of the most valuable furniture-woods, and is largely used for carving and ornamental work. D. Sissoo, which is much planted as an avenue-tree throughout India, gives a hard durable wood, called sissoo or sissum, which, besides its use in house-building, is much employed in India for railway-sleepers and as crooked timbers and knees in ship-building. The best rosewoods of Brazil and Central America are afforded by species of this genus, which, however, are very imperfectly known.
Dalbergia bracteata, first appears, on low hills about Chattuc; there is also a Grimmia here on the river banks.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith