03 February 2011


This is a stunted looking Dalbergia latifolia (common name: Indian Rosewood, Bombay Blackwood; Family: Fabaceae / Leguminosae). The leaves are showing general and interveinal chlorosis of all its leaves, which indicates a deficiency in the nutrients nitrogen (N) and magnesium (Mg).

An experience I have with this tree is that when it is planted as a sapling, it tends not to have a straight and upright trunk and it takes some years before it develops a more balanced crown.

Anyway, this tree is flowering, as evident by the numerous floral buds. A link on this tree is attached below: