English common name: spanish cedar, tabasco cedar, cigar-box ceda
Spanish common name: cedro, cedro amargo, cedro caoba
Local name: cedro cubano
Taxonomic comments: Syn.: Cedrela mexicana M. Roem.; Pennington et al. (1981) as Cedrela adenophylla Mart.
Name status: Accepted name; taxon occurs in Galapagos.
Description: Spanish cedar is a tall timber tree that can reach 30m in height. Flowers have small yellow petals and are clustered in long groups.
C. odorata is a tall timber tree that can reach 30m in height. Individuals begin to bear fruit from 10 years of age. The flowers are small yellow petals clustered in long groups. The fruit is a capsule that opens when mature, releasing the winged seeds that are dispersed by wind over long distances.
Last updated: 16 Oct 2017
Taxon introduced for agricultural or domestic use; naturalized in the wild.
Galapagos island groups: Floreana, Isabela, San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz.
Floreana, Isabela, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, originally from Central Mexico, Brazil.
Please be aware that this distribution map is automatically generated from database records (CDF and external specimens, literature records, and observations) and may not accurately reflect the currently-known distribution for all species.