Dalbergia retusa 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Fabaceae

Scientific Name: Dalbergia retusa Hemsl.
Common Name(s):
Spanish Cocobolo

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1acd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Americas Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Costa Rica, November 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Pacific side of Central America and Mexico.
Countries occurrence:
Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama
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Population [top]

Population:There is a limited occurrence of the species north of the canal in Panama and reasonably sized subpopulations are reported to be found still in Mexico.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A dry forest species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Exploitation as a timber is intense and areas where the species was formerly widespread are almost completely exhausted; this is most notable in Costa Rica. The habitat has been exploited for 400 years and continuing reductions are caused through cattle ranching and burning.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species responds well to periodic burning.

Citation: Americas Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Costa Rica, November 1996). 1998. Dalbergia retusa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T32957A9737916. . Downloaded on 19 August 2018.
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