Wilding, N., P.B. Phillipson, S. Crameri, S. Andriambololonera, R.L. Andriamiarisoa, S.A.F. Andrianarivelo, R. Bernard, N. Rakotonirina, C. Rakotovao, R.I. Randrianaivo, R. Razakamalala & P.P. Lowry II (2021). Taxonomic studies on Malagasy Dalbergia (Fabaceae). I. Two new species from northern Madagascar, and an emended description for D. manongarivensis. Candollea 76: 237–249. In English, English and French abstracts.
Two new species of Dalbergia L. f. (Fabaceae: Dalbergieae) are described from northern Madagascar: Dalbergia antsirananae Phillipson, Crameri & N. Wilding and Dalbergia obcordata N. Wilding, Phillipson & Crameri, and an emended description is provided for a third species, Dalbergia manongarivensis Bosser & R. Rabev. All three species are illustrated with line drawings and photographs, and each is provided with a risk of extinction assessment using the IUCN Red List criteria: all three species are assessed as “Endangered”. Dalbergia antsirananae and Dalbergia manongarivensis are closely related, and both appear to be a source of valuable wood, while Dalbergia obcordata is only known as a shrub and is assumed not to produce wood of commercial value.
Received: March 9, 2021; Accepted: June 8, 2021; First published online: July 7, 2021