Rosewood (‘Aniba rosaeodora’ Ducke): Time to Take Heart

Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora Ducke), also known as Cara-cara, Pau rosa, Bois de rose, Palo rosa, and Palo de rosa, is a tree found in Brazil (Amapá, Amazonas, Pará), Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, and Peru (Figure 1). It can reach a height of 30 m (98 feet) with a diameter of 2 m…

Help conserve rosewood ‘Aniba rosaeodora’

Rosewood essential oil is extracted from the wood of the rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora) tree. According to the IUCN (Varty, 1998), the conservation status of this tree is endangered and “populations throughout the species range have seriously declined because of rosewood oil extraction. Where there has been exploitation, population(s) [are] devoid of mature trees and significant signs of…