Galapagos Species Checklist


Cedrela odorata

L.

Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida (= Dicotyledoneae)
Order Sapindales
Family Meliaceae
Genus Cedrela

Cedrela odorata  L.

 

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

Origin

  • In
    Introduced
  • Na
    Native

  • Ac
    Accidental
  • Cu
    Cultivated
  • Er
    Eradicated
  • Es
    Escaped

    Taxon introduced for agricultural or domestic use; naturalized in the wild.

  • Ic
    Intercepted
  • AcQ
    Questionable Accidental
  • NaQ
    Questionable Native

Distribution

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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.

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