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Dalbergia rostrata


Dalbergia rostrata Hassk.

Family Name: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Synonyms: Dalbergia pseudo-sissoo Miq.
Common Name: Hornet Creeper


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Climber, Vine & Liana


Native Distribution India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore
Local Conservation Status Native to Singapore (Least Concern (LC))

Landscaping Features

Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
Landscape Uses Riverine
Plant & Rootzone Preference or Tolerance Remarks Does not do well in heavy clay and waterlogged soils. 

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Fast


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) White

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Master ID 87
Species ID 1383
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Species record last updated on: 10 August 2022.