Dalbergia latifolia


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Dalbergia latifolia
Species Authority: Roxb.
Common Name(s):
English Bombay Blackwood, Indian Rosewood, Indonesian Rosewood, Malabar Rosewood
French Palisandre De L'Inde

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Asian Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Viet Nam, August 1996)
1997 Not Threatened (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

India (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh); Indonesia (Jawa); Nepal
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Indian rosewood is principally a species of monsoon forests.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its timber is of high commercial value and wild subpopulations are widely overexploited. Considerable pressure continues to be exerted by illegal felling.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is protected under the Indian Forest Act, the export of logs or sawn timber being banned.

Citation: Asian Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Viet Nam, August 1996) 1998. Dalbergia latifolia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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