Dalbergia densa Benth.
Bentham. G. (1843) Hooker's London Journal of Botany 2: 217(1843), Type: New Guinea, Mr. Hinds; Tobie Island, Mr. Barclay.
About 12-20 or more leaflets per compound leaf. Leaflet blades about 15-45 x 8-18 mm, leaflet stalks about 1-3 mm long. Both the upper and lower leaflet blade surfaces sparsely clothed in short pale-coloured hairs. Stipules oblong, about 1 mm long, obtuse at the apex, clothed in white or silver prostrate hairs. Branches modified to form tendrils.
Bracteoles rounded to triangular. Flowers about 7 mm diam., each flower subtended by two hairy bracts. Calyx about 2-3 mm long, hairy on the outer surface. Calyx tube about 1.5 mm long, lobes about 1-1.2 mm long. Corolla about 4-5 mm long, glabrous. Stamens 10, filaments fused to form a tube open on one side, fused section about 2.7 mm long, free part of the filaments about 1.5 mm long. Ovary hairy, stalked, ovary + stalk about 4 mm long. Style glabrous. Ovules 2 to 4.
First leaf compound, pinnate, with 5 leaflets, terminal leaflet present, lateral leaflets opposite. Leaflet blades about 9-11 x 4-5 mm, oblong to elliptic, apex obtuse to retuse, base obtuse to cuneate. Leaflet stalks about 0.5-1 mm long. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf pinnate with about 23-33 leaflets. Leaflet blades oblong-elliptic, base shallowly cordate to obtuse, apex obtuse but with a very small downward pointing tip. Leaflet blades sericeous with both the upper and lower surfaces clothed in short, pale-coloured hairs. Stipules hairy, about 1.5-3 mm long. Seed germination time 20 to 22 days.
Not noted as having any grazing significance. Hacker (1990).
Dalbergia densa Benth. var. densa, Annals of the Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta 10(1): 73 (1904). Dalbergia densa var. australis Prain, Annals of the Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta 10(1): 73 (1904), Type: Australia: Possession Island, R. Brown; Prince of Wales Island, R. Brown; Albany Island, Hill; Torres Straits, Mosely; Stuart's River (von Mueller); Queensland, without exact locality (Bailey).