Honduran Rosewood

 Scientific Name  Common Names  Rotation Cycle  Price/m3
 Dalbergia stevensonii  Honduran Rosewood, Honduras Rosewood  30-40 years  $5000 or higher

 

 

 

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Overview:

Honduran Rosewood (Dalbergia Stevensonii) is one of the most beautiful and increasingly rarest species of luxury wood in the entire world. Highly valued in China because of its popularity in traditional furniture and the favour of emperors, rosewood has been highly sought out almost to the point of extinction in some areas. Its beautiful graining, superb strength, hefty weight, and water resistance have long made it one of the longest lasting and attractive species for consumers who demand the most in luxury.

 

Environment & Growth:

Honduran Rosewood (Dalbergia Stevensonii) thrives in the tropical regions of Africa, Madagascar, Central America, or South America. It is typically found in rainforests or along rivers in areas with fertile loam soil and full exposure to the sun. Regular growth can see height increases of one meter per annum with potential growths of up to ten meters in a fifteen year period and a diameter of up to twenty centimeters. A growth cycle of forty years is common, although larger yields will be realized when given more time.

 

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Commercial Prospects:

After years of rampant illegal logging, tightening regulations on the export of Honduran Rosewood (Dalbergia Stevensonii) harvested from the wild, and an increasing demand, the commercial prospects of sustainable Rosewood farming are endless. Although commonly exported to China for furniture, fixture, and case good veneer, Honduran Rosewood (Dalbergia Stevensonii) has many other commercial applications including fine musical instruments and luxury home decoration. The yield of rosewood timber can vary depending on the type of grain and board size sought, but each cubic meter can garner more than $5,000 (US) depending on the strength of the market which will grow consistently as further regulations are placed on non-sustainable rosewood logging practices. Averaging two to three hundred cubic meters of timber per hectare, one can realize a potential yield of up to $1,500,000 per hectare.