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Dalbergia nigra

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA FABALES LEGUMINOSAE

Scientific Name: Dalbergia nigra
Species Authority: Allem. ex Benth.
Common Name(s):
English Bahia Rosewood, Brazilian Rosewood, Rio Rosewood
Spanish Jacarandá De Brasil

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Varty, N.
History:
1997 Indeterminate (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The highest concentrations of the species are located in southern Bahia and northern Espírito Santo.
Countries:
Native:
Brazil (Bahia, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Hygrophilous forest on rich soils.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Brazilian rosewood is one of the most highly prized woods in Brazil. The timber has been harvested since colonial times for high-quality furniture and musical instruments. Rates of deforestation are great. Regeneration appears to be poor, possibly because of seed predation by rodents.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: t is found in a number of protected areas and it is listed on the official list of threatened Brazilian plants by IBAMA. Listed in CITES Appendix I.

Citation: Varty, N. 1998. Dalbergia nigra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 October 2014.
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