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Title: Separation of Dalbergia stevensonii from Dalbergia tucurensis

Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Research Paper, FPL-RP-665, 2012: 9 p.

Author(s)Wiemann, Micheal C.; Ruffinatto, Flavio

Publication Year: 2012  View PDF »

Category: Research Papers
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4714-1A

Abstract: Belize is home to two commercially important species of Dalbergia, D. stevensonii and D. tucurensis, whose overall appearance and wood anatomy are similar. D. stevensonii is protected from commercial harvesting, whereas D. tucurensis is not. Therefore, reliable methods for separating the two species are important. Comparison of samples from the Center for Wood Anatomy Research at the Forest Products Laboratory demonstrated that density can reliably separate the species. Freshly cut surfaces of D. stevensonii were sometimes fluorescent, but they never were in D. tucurensis. Ethanol extracts were sometimes violet in D. stevensonii, but never in D. tucurensis. No package

Keywords: Dalbergia stevensonii; Dalbergia tucurensis; Belize; density; fluorescence

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 451 kb(s)

Date posted: 03/15/2012

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RITS Product ID: 41657
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Wiemann, Michael C.

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