Rusty Dalbergia
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Rusty Dalbergia
ative Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Rusty Dalbergia
Botanical name: Dalbergia rubiginosa    Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Synonyms: Amerimnon rubiginosum

Rusty Dalbergia is a large woody climber, running over the highest trees. Bark is rust-colored. smooth. Branchlets are alternate, two-faced, winding, short, rigid and erect. Alternately arranged leaves are compound, 4-6 inches long. Leaflets are generally three pairs, alternate, stalkless, oblong. Outer leaflets are larger than the inner ones. Leaf-stalks are round, velvet-hairy. Stipules are oval, small, covered with dirty-green minute hairs. Flowers are borne in compound spikes in leaf axils. Flowers are white, shaped like pea-flowers, with a rather large sepal tube.

Identification credit: Shrikant Ingalhalikar
Photographed along Anshi Ghat, Karnataka.
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