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Stem Anatomy of Dalbergia and Diospyros Species from Madagascar

with a Special Focus on Wood Identification

  • Bako Harisoa Ravaomanalina
  • Alan Crivellaro
  • Fritz Hans Schweingruber

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Bako Harisoa Ravaomanalina, Alan Crivellaro, Fritz Hans Schweingruber
    Pages 1-2
  3. Bako Harisoa Ravaomanalina, Alan Crivellaro, Fritz Hans Schweingruber
    Pages 3-6
  4. Bako Harisoa Ravaomanalina, Alan Crivellaro, Fritz Hans Schweingruber
    Pages 7-7
  5. Bako Harisoa Ravaomanalina, Alan Crivellaro, Fritz Hans Schweingruber
    Pages 9-11
  6. Bako Harisoa Ravaomanalina, Alan Crivellaro, Fritz Hans Schweingruber
    Pages 13-51
  7. Bako Harisoa Ravaomanalina, Alan Crivellaro, Fritz Hans Schweingruber
    Pages 53-115
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 117-119

About this book

Introduction

This atlas offers anatomical descriptions of 19 Dalbergia and 31 Diospyros species, most of them endemic to Madagascar. Each species is illustrated with color micrographs of double-stained sections through the xylem, bark, and pith of stems, branches, and twigs. Further, a photograph of each plant and information on its height, DBH, habit, and geographical and elevational distribution in Madagascar are included. 
Dalbergia and Diospyros species provide highly-priced woods, which are intensively traded across the world and therefore highly endangered by illegal trade and harvesting. This book represents a response to the action plan for Diospyros and Dalbergia species regarding the establishment of a reference collection and reliable identification system for species listed by CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Bringing together a wealth of material recently collected in different biogeographical regions of Madagascar and identified by the Missouri Botanical Garden, the book will appeal to plant scientists, taxonomists and practitioners involved in wood identification, and will help to safeguard the legacy of precious wood trading through proper identification. 

Keywords

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species Ebony Illegal wood trade Palisander Rosewood Wood identification CITES Identification key Xylem Bark

Authors and affiliations

  • Bako Harisoa Ravaomanalina
    • 1
  • Alan Crivellaro
    • 2
  • Fritz Hans Schweingruber
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Plant Biology and EcologyUniversity of AntananarivoAntananarivoMadagascar
  2. 2.Department of TESAFUniversity of PaduaLegnaroItaly
  3. 3.Institute of Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSLBirmensdorfSwitzerland

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