Dalbergia sissoo (Shisam)

Taxonomy

Kingdom:
Plantae
Division:
Angiospermae
Class:
Magnoliopsida
Order:
Fabales
Family:
Fabaceae
Genus:
Dalbergia
Species :
D. sissoo
Height:
45 - 60 Feet
Leaf Size:
3 - 5 cm
Leaf Type:
Pinnate

Commonly known as sisu, sheesham, tahli or the Indian Rosewood, it is a deciduous rosewood tree is native to the Indian Subcontinent. It is primarily found growing along river banks below 900 metres (3,000 ft) elevation, but can range naturally up to 1,300 m (4,300 ft).

Native Area:-

Requirement

Soil: Well-drained, Clay, loamy, sand, acidic

Sunlight: Full sun

Utility

Medicinal: Oil obtained from the seeds is used to cure skin diseases. The powdered wood is reportedly used to treat leprosy and skin diseases.

Flowers: -

Fruit: -

Importance

Religious: -

Cultural: It is the state tree of Punjab.