Aniba rosodora 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Laurales Lauraceae

Scientific Name: Aniba rosodora Ducke
Common Name(s):
French Bois de rose, Car-cara
Aniba rosaeodora Ducke

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A1d+2d ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-03
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Varty, N.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Brazil (Amapá, Amazonas, Pará); Colombia; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Peru; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Populations throughout the species range have seriously declined because of rosewood oil extraction. where there has been exploitation the population is devoid of mature trees and significant signs of regeneration are absent. Trees of all sizes are harvested indiscriminately, the whole tree and its roots being destroyed. The sole producer at present is Brazil, although the species was wiped out through exploitation over large areas in French Guiana between 1910 and 1930. Harvesting is costly and is taking place in more and more remote locations concentrated around Amazon tributaries, principally in Amazonas and Pará states. Mobile distillation factories have also moved deep into the forest and trees. Levels of exploitation have significantly declined with increased use of synthetic oils, the current world market resting at about 100 tonnes pa.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Substantial wild stands are believed to exist still in areas which are unlikely to be exploited. Silvicultural studies are being carried out by FCAP with the assistance of UK institutions.

Citation: Varty, N. 1998. Aniba rosodora. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T33958A68966060. . Downloaded on 20 August 2018.
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