Dalbergia retusa

Dalbergia retusa (Caviuna, Cocobolo, Cocobolo Prieto, Funeram, Granadillo, Jacarandáholz, Nambar, ñamba, Nicaraguan Rosewood, Palisander, Palissandro, Palo Negro, Pau Preto, Rosewood, Urauna) is a plant species in the genus Dalbergia. It is known to produce the wood called cocobolo. It is a fair-sized tree, reported to reach 20–25 m in height. This is probably the species contributing most of the wood in the trade. Because of the wood's great beauty and high value, the trees yielding this wood have been heavily exploited and are now rare outside national parks, reserves, and plantations.

Dalbergia retusa
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Branches and leaves of Dalbergia retusa
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Dalbergia
D. retusa
Binomial name
Dalbergia retusa
  • Amerimnon lineatum (Pittier) Standl.
  • Amerimnon retusum (Hemsl.) Standl.
  • Dalbergia hypoleuca Pittier
  • Dalbergia lineata Pittier

Retusin, an O-methylated flavonoid, is produced by the tree.[3]


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Barstow, M.; Linares, J. (2020). "Dalbergia retusa". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  2. ^ The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species, retrieved 12 December 2015
  3. ^ Retusin (Dalbergia) on kanaya.naist.jp/

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