CITESwoodID: descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval

H.G. Richter, K. Gembruch, G. Koch

1.      Abbreviation of names (three-digit internal database codes) in alphabetical order

 

ACS

Acosmium spp. (Lapachillo, Lapachín)

AFR

Pericopsis elata (Afrormosia, Kokrodua)

AGA

Agathis spp. (Kauri, Damar-minyak)

AKO

Antiaris spp. (Ako)

ALE

Fitzroya cupressoides (Alerce)

AMA

Dalbergia spruceana (Amazonas Palisander, Amazonas rosewood)

AMB

Pterocarpus macrocarpus (Amboina)

AND

Carapa guianensis (Andiroba)

ANG

Araucaria angustifolia (Brasilkiefer, Parana pine)

ANI

Chrysophyllum spp. (Aningré blanc)

AQU

Aquilaria spp., Gyrinops spp. (Adlerholz, Eaglewood)

ARA

Araucaria araucana (Pehuén, Pino araucano)

BOS

Guarea spp. (Bossé)

BPA

Dalbergia cochinchinensis (Burma rosewood)

CED

Cedrela odorata (Cedro)

CHK

Caesalpinia spp. (chakté viga)

COC

Dalbergia retusa, D. granadillo (Cocobolo)

EBM

Diospyros spp. Madagascar (Ébène de Madagascar)

GRA

Platymiscium spp. (Granadillo)

GRE

Chlorocardium rodiei (Greenheart)

HPA

Dalbergia stevensonii (Honduras rosewood)

JEL

Dyera costulata (Jelutong)

KAD

Neolamarckia cadamba (Kadam)

KHA

Khaya spp. (Khaya, African Mahogany)

KIN

Dalbergia cearensis (Kingswood)

KOT

Pterygota spp. (Kasah, Koto)

LAP

Tabebuia spp. (Ipé, Lapacho)

LIM

Terminalia superba (Limba)

MAH

Swietenia spp. (Echtes Mahagoni, True Mahogany)

MAR

Simarouba amara (Simaruba, Marupá)

MOR

Machaerium scleroxylum (Santos Palisander, Morado)

MPA_I

Dalbergia spp. Madagascar I (Palissandre de Madagascar)

MPA_II

Dalbergia spp. Madagascar II (Palissandre de Madagascar)

MRO

Dalbergia madagascariensis (Madagascar rosewood)

PAL

Bulnesia sarmientoi (Palo santo)

PAR

Aniba rosaeodora (Pau rosa)

PBR

Caesalpinia echinata (pau brasil, fernambuc)

PCK

Guaiacum spp. (Pockholz, Lignum Vitae)

PIQ

Cordia glabrata (Louro preto, Piquana negra)

POD

Podocarpus spp. (Podo, Maniu)

PUL

Alstonia spp. (Pulai)

RAM

Gonystylus spp. (Ramin)

RED

Sequoia sempervirens (Redwood)

RIO

Dalbergia nigra (Rio Palisander, Brazilian rosewood)

RSA

Pterocarpus santalinus (Red sanders)

SAP

Entandrophragma cylindricum (Sapeli)

SAT

Brosimum rubescens (satiné)

SES

Endospermum spp. (Sesendok)

SIP

Entandrophragma utile (Sip, Utile)

SON

Dalbergia latifolia (Indian rosewood, Sonokeling)

SOY

Pterocarpus soyauxii (Padouk)

TAX

Taxus spp. (Eibe, Yew)

TEA

Tectona grandis (Teak, Jati)

TIA

Entandrophragma angolense (Tiama)

TOO

Toona spp. (Suren, Toon)

VER

Bulnesia arborea (Vera)

WAN

Ocotea rubra (Louro vermelho, Wane)

WRC

Thuja plicata (Western Red Cedar)

 

These internal three-digit codes are used to name the illustrations which allow the direct comparison between a CITES timber and the respective similar timbers. Hence, the illustration in the database comparing transverse sections of Ramin (Gonystylus spp.) and the very similar Marupá (Simarouba amara) bears the name “RAM-MAR.jpg” and can be called up under this name from the info as well as the graphics menu.

 


2.         Alphabetical list of CITES timbers (in bold print) and respective similar timbers

Botanical name

Status

Codes

Aniba rosaeodora

CITES

            PAR

Aquilaria spp., Gyrinops spp.

CITES

            AQU

Araucaria araucana

CITES

            ARA

Araucaria angustifolia

similar

ARA-ANG

Agathis spp.

similar

ARA-AGA

Bulnesia sarmientoi

CITES

             PAL

Bulnesia arborea

similar

VER

Chlorocardium rodiei

similar

PAL-GRE

Guaiacum spp. (CITES)

similar

PAL-PCK

Tabebuia spp.

similar

PAL-LAP

Caesalpinia echinata

CITES

                    PBR

Caesalpinia spp.

similar

PBR-CHK

Brosimum rubescens

similar

PBR-SAT

Cedrela odorata

CITES

            CED

Swietenia spp. (CITES)

similar

CED-MAH

Tectona grandis

similar

CED-TEA

Toona spp.

similar

CED-TOO

Dalbergia cochinchinenesis

CITES

BPA

Dalbergia nigra

CITES

            RIO

Cordia glabrata

similar

RIO-PIQ

Dalbergia latifolia

similar

RIO-SON

Dalbergia madagascariensis

similar

RIO-MRO

Dalbergia spruceana

similar

RIO-AMA

Dalbergia stevensonii (CITES)

similar

RIO-HPA

Machaerium scleroxylum

similar

RIO-MOR

Platymiscium spp. (CITES p.p.)

similar

RIO-GRA

Dalbergia retusa, D. granadillo

CITES

            COC

Dalbergia spp. Madagascar I

CITES

MPA_I

Dalbergia spp. Madagascar II

CITES

MPA_II

Dalbergia stevensonii

CITES

            HPA

Dalbergia latifolia

similar

HPA-SON

Dalbergia cearensis

similar

HPA-KIN

Dalbergia spruceana

similar

HPA-AMA

Platymiscium spp. (CITES p.p.)

similar

HPA-GRA

Diospyros spp. Madagascar

CITES

EBM

Fitzroya cupressoides

CITES

            ALE

Sequoia sempervirens

similar

ALE-RED

Thuja plicata

similar

ALE-WRC

Gonystylus spp.

CITES

            RAM

Alstonia spp.

similar

RAM-PUL

Antiaris spp.

similar

RAM-AKO

Chrysophyllum spp.

similar

RAM-ANI

Dyera costulata

similar

RAM-JEL

Endospermum spp.

similar

RAM-SES

Neolamarckia cadamba

similar

RAM-KAD

Pterygota spp.

similar

RAM-KOT

Simarouba amara

similar

RAM-MAR

Terminalia superba

similar

RAM-LIM

Guaiacum spp.

CITES

            PCK

Bulnesia spp. (CITES p.p.)

similar

PCK-PAL-VER

Chlorocardium rodiei

similar

PCK-GRE

Tabebuia spp.

similar

PCK-LAP

Pericopsis elata

CITES

            AFR

Acosmium spp.

similar

AFR-ACS

Tabebuia spp.

similar

AFR-LAP

Podocarpus spp.

CITES

            POD

Pterocarpus santalinus

CITES

            RSA

Pterocarpus macrocarpus

similar

RSA-AMB

Pterocarpus soyauxii

similar

RSA-SOY

Swietenia spp.

CITES

            MAH

Carapa guianensis

similar

MAH-AND

Cedrela odorata (CITES)

similar

MAH-CED

Entandrophragma angolense

similar

MAH-TIA

Entandrophragma cylindricum

similar

MAH-SAP

Entandrophragma utile

similar

MAH-SIP

Guarea spp.

similar

MAH-BOS

Khaya spp.

similar

MAH-KHA

Ocotea rubra

similar

MAH-WAN

Taxus spp.

CITES

            TAX

 

3.         Country codes

The two-digit codes used in character #4 – “Further trade and local names:” as abbreviations of the country names where the respective species occurs, are adopted from ISO 3166 Code Lists – English Country Names and Code Elements. This list can be found on the ISO homepage http://www.iso.org and printed for further use.

In few cases, i.e., when regions rather than individual countries are indicated, other abbreviations are used, for instance “cAm” for Central America.

Within the country Malaysia the need occasionally arises to distinguish between the two eastern states Sabah (MY-Sab) and Sarawak (MY-Swk).


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