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

Aniba rosaeodora Ducke (Pau rosa) - CITES II

Nomenclature. Family: LAURACEAE. Synonym(s): Aniba duckei Kostermans; A. rosaeodora Ducke var. amazonica Ducke. Further trade and local names: Pau rosa verdadeiro, pau rosa imbaúba, pau rosa itaúba, pau rosa mulatinho (BR); bois de rose (FR); cara-cara (GY); bois de rose femelle (GF). Code according to DIN EN 13556: none. Internal code: PAR.

CITES(EU) status of protection. Listed in Annex II(B).

Geographic distribution. Tropical South America. Brasil (Amapá, Amazonas, Pará); Colombia, Ecuador, Guyanas, Peru, Suriname.

Growth rings, colour, grain, etc. Growth ring boundaries indistinct or absent. Heartwood basically brown; without streaks. Sapwood distinct from heartwood colour. Odour distinct (strongly aromatic (linalool)). Wood of medium weight. Interlocked grain present.

Hardwood vs softwood. Vessels (pores) present (= hardwood).

Vessels (pores). Wood diffuse-porous. Vessels (pores) arranged in no specific pattern; in multiples; commonly in short (2–3 vessels) radial rows. Vessels medium; few. Tyloses present, or absent (in case sapwood is mistaken for heartwood). Other deposits in heartwood vessels (pores) absent.

Axial parenchyma. Axial parenchyma not visible.

Rays. Rays narrow. Large rays commonly less than 1 mm high.

Storied structure. Storied structure absent.

Physical and chemical tests. Heartwood not fluorescent. Water extract fluorescent (light greenish blue); colourless to brown. Ethanol extract not fluorescent; colourless to brown. Splinter burns to partial ash; colour of ash white to grey.

Additional information. • par.jpg. Aniba rosaeodora (Pau rosa). Transverse section ca. 10x. Radial surface, natural size.


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Cite this publication as: ‘Richter, H.G., Gembruch, K., and Koch, G. 2014 onwards. CITESwoodID: descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval. In English, French, German, and Spanish. Version: 16th May 2014. delta-intkey.com’.

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