Dalbergia retusa

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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
Subfamily: Faboideae
Genus: Dalbergia
D. retusa
Binomial name
Dalbergia retusa
  • Amerimnon lineatum (Pittier) Standl.
  • Amerimnon retusum (Hemsl.) Standl.
  • Dalbergia hypoleuca Pittier
  • Dalbergia lineata Pittier

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 found in Pacific regions of Central America, ranging from Panama to southwestern Mexico.[3] It is known to produce the wood called cocobolo[citation needed]. 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.[citation needed] 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.

Retusin, an O-methylated flavonoid, is produced by the tree.[4]


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  1. ^ Barstow, M.; Linares, J. (2020). "Dalbergia retusa". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T32957A67799410. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-1.RLTS.T32957A67799410.en. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  2. ^ The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species, retrieved 12 December 2015
  3. ^ "Technology Transfer Fact Sheet Dalbergia retusa". USDA Forest Service. Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  4. ^ Retusin (Dalbergia) on kanaya.naist.jp/

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