Dalbergia glomerata is known to occur in southern Mexico. Records of the plant in Costa Rica are now considered to be Dalbergia tilarana, whilst records from Guatemala and Honduras are now considered to be Dalbergia cubilquitzensis[
Amerimnon glomeratum (Hemsl.) Standl.
Dalbergia glomerata is a tree that can grow from 6 - 25 metres tall
The tree is an important source of rosewood, a highly valued timber that is used locally for construction and also exported for making fine furniture, expensive handicrafts etc.
Dalbergia glomerata is known to be experiencing a decline as a result of the extraction of the species for its valuable rosewood timber for international trade and local use. Pressure on the species for timber has increased over the last decade causing significant loss of mature individuals. The habitat is known to be affected by a range of threats most significantly a decline in area and quality of habitat as a result of conversion to agricultural purposes. As a result of timber harvesting this species has declined by more than 80% within the past three generations. The plant is classified as 'Critically Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2019)[
Southern N. America - southern Mexico; ? C. America - Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala;
Tropical rain forest, tropical oak forest and secondary vegetation; at elevations from 50 - 500 metres[
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Species in this genus are mainly found in the wild growing in sany soils and on limestone escarpments[
]. In cultivation they are likely to do well in a fertile, loam soil and a position in full sun[
In general, Dalbergia spp. occur in low densities and regenerate slowly, making them intrinsically at risk from high rates of decline from overharvest for timber[
his species produces a rosewood timber of high quality. The wood is used to make furniture and more generally in construction. It is used locally for handicrafts and is also exported. It is sold on the international market to produce Qing and Mong dynasty furniture in China[
Like many species within the family Fabaceae, once they have been dried for storage the seeds of this species may benefit from scarification before sowing in order to speed up germination. This can usually be done by pouring a small amount of nearly boiling water on the seeds (being careful not to cook them!) and then soaking them for 12 - 24 hours in warm water. By this time they should have imbibed moisture and swollen - if they have not, then carefully make a nick in the seedcoat (being careful not to damage the embryo) and soak for a further 12 hours before sowing[
Softwood cuttings of many species, especially if taken from younger plants, will root in a well-drained, sandy medium in a closed case with bottom heat[
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