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Taxon: Cedrela odorata L.

 
Genus: Cedrela
Family: Meliaceae
Nomen number: 9685
Place of publication: Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:940. 1759
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 10-Nov-1994 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 14 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • Barbados-cedar  (Source: HerbSpices) - English
  • cigar-box-cedar  (Source: HerbSpices) - English
  • Mexican-cedar  (Source: Websters Dict) - English
  • Spanish-cedar  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • West Indian-cedar  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • cèdre acajou  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • cèdre des barbares  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • westindische Zeder  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • cedro colorado  (Source: Names Soukup) - Spanish
  • cedro real  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • cigarrlådeträd  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • nan mei xiang chun  (Source: F Taiwan) - Transcribed Chinese
  • yang chun  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix III:
  • Environmental: shade/shelter (for shade/shelter over coffee fide F Neotrop 28:379-384. 1981)
  • Materials: wood (timber)
  • Medicines:
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • Mexico (s.)

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Netherlands Antilles, [Curacao] St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, United States [Puerto Rico]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Africa
    • Africa (tropical)

    Northern America
    • United States (s.e.)

    Southern America
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador [Galápagos]


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature
  3. CITES. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource).
  4. Craker, L. E. & J. E. Simon, eds. 1986-1987. Herbs, spices, and medicinal plants, 2 vols.
  5. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Cedrela+odorata&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  7. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  8. Li, H. L. et al., eds. 1975-1979. Flora of Taiwan.
  9. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  10. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  11. Pennington, T. D. & A. N. Muellner. 2010. A monograph of Cedrela (Meliaceae)
  12. Pennington, T. D. 1981. Meliaceae. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 28:374-379.
  13. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  14. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  15. Soukup, J. 1970. Vocabulario de los nombres vulgares de la flora peruana.
  16. Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds
  17. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  18. 1961. Webster's third new international dictionary.

Check other web resources for Cedrela odorata L. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=9685. Accessed 17 November 2019.