Dalbergia frutescens

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Dalbergia frutescens
Dalbergia frutescens.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Genus: Dalbergia
Species: D. frutescens
Binomial name
Dalbergia frutescens
(Vell.) Britton
Synonyms[1]
  • Dalbergia variabilis Vogel
  • Pterocarpus frutescens Vell.
  • Triptolemea glabra Benth.
  • Triptolemea latifolia Benth.
  • Triptolemea montana Benth.
  • Triptolemea montana Mart.
  • Triptolemea ovata Benth.
  • Triptolemea pauciflora Benth.
  • Triptolemea platycarpa Benth.

Dalbergia frutescens is a species of shrub distributed along the Atlantic coast of South America. Its habit is variable, usually being a liana.

Its claim to fame is that at some point Dalbergia frutescens var. tomentosa (restricted to Brazil) erroneously was assumed to yield the famous tulipwood.[citation needed]

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