Taxon: Aniba rosaeodora Ducke

Genus: Aniba
Family: Lauraceae
Nomen number: 401553
Place of publication: Rev. Bot. Appl. Agric. Colon. 8:845. 1928 (Arch. Jard. Bot. Rio de Janeiro 5:109, t. 4, fig. 5. 1930)
Link to protologue:
Comment: in the protologue Ducke mentions only the common names of this species in Pará, Brazil ("pau-rosa") and French Guiana ("bois de rose femille"), and the use of this species for the essential oil "Bois de rose", and makes no reference to the genus Rosa, so there is no evidence that he was forming his epithet from "two or more Greek or Latin words" and that a correction to "rosiodora" or "rosodora" is justified under Melbourne ICN Art. 60.8
Name Verified on: 24-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II: ()
  • Materials: essential oils (fide HerbSpices)
  • Materials: gum/resin (fide Use Pl Brazil)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil Amazonas, Para
    • Northern South America: French Guiana ; Guyana ; Suriname ; Venezuela Amazonas
    • Western South America: Peru Loreto

  • Cultivated

  • Southern America

    • Northern South America: French Guiana


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource). (CITES Appendices)
  • Craker, L. E. & J. E. Simon, eds. Herbs, spices, and medicinal plants, 2 vols. 1986-1987 (HerbSpices)
  • Encarnación, F. Nomenclatura de las especies forestales comunes en el Perú. 1983 (Trees Peru)
  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  • Killeen, T. J. et al. Guia de arboles de Bolivia. 1993 (Trees Bolivia)
  • Kubitzki, K. & S. Renner 1982. Lauraceae I (Aniba and Alouea) Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 31:65-67.
  • León, B. 1998. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Mors, W. T. & C. T. Rizzini Useful plants of Brazil. 1966 (Use Pl Brazil)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)


Check other web resources for Aniba rosaeodora Ducke :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.