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  1. sissoo, sissu, sisham, Dalbergia sissoo(noun)

    East Indian tree whose leaves are used for fodder; yields a compact dark brown durable timber used in shipbuilding and making railroad ties

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  1. Dalbergia sissoo

    Dalbergia sissoo, is a deciduous rosewood tree, also known as sisu, sheesham, tahli/Tali/ٹالی, or Irugudujava. It is native to the Indian Subcontinent and Southern Iran. In Persian, it is called جگ Jag. It is the state tree of Punjab state and the provincial tree of Punjab province. It is primarily found growing along river banks below 900 metres elevation, but can range naturally up to 1,300 m. The temperature in its native range averages 10–40 °C, but varies from just below freezing to nearly 50 °C. It can withstand average annual rainfall up to 2,000 millimetres and droughts of 3–4 months. Soils range from pure sand and gravel to rich alluvium of river banks; shisham can grow in slightly saline soils. Seedlings are intolerant of shade.

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