Taxon: Dalbergia nigra (Vell.) Allemão ex Benth.

Genus: Dalbergia
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Dalbergieae
Nomen number: 13163
Place of publication: J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 4(suppl.):36. 1860
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 12-Feb-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 15-Feb-2017
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix I: ()
  • Materials: wood (for fine furniture, carpentry, & musical instruments fide Dalbergia Wkshop 10. 1994; Trop Leg)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Dalbergia Wkshop 10.)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil Bahia, Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo


  • Webster's third new international dictionary. 1961 (Websters Dict)
  • Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  • Carvalho, A. M. de 1997. A synopsis of the genus Dalbergia (Fabaceae: Dalbergieae) in Brazil (Brittonia) 49:91.
  • Carvalho, A. M. de 1994. The genus Dalbergia L.f. in Bahia, Brazil (Dalbergia Wkshop) 9-10.
  • CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource). (CITES Appendices)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Hoehne, F. C. 1941. Leguminosas-Papilionadas: generos 126. Dalbergia e 127. Cyclolobium (F Brasilica) 25(3):31.
  • Lewis, G. P. Legumes of Bahia. 1987 (Leg Bahia)
  • National Academy of Sciences Tropical legumes: resources for the future. 1979 (Trop Leg)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Uphof, J. C. T. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2. 1968 (Dict Econ Pl)


Check other web resources for Dalbergia nigra (Vell.) Allemão ex Benth. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.