Cedrela fissilis

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Cedrela fissilis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Meliaceae
Genus: Cedrela
Species: C. fissilis
Binomial name
Cedrela fissilis

Cedrela fissilis is a species of tree in the family Meliaceae. It is native to Central and South America, where it is distributed from Costa Rica to Argentina.[1] Its common names include Argentine cedar,[1] cedro batata, cedro blanco, and cedro colorado.[2]

Once a common lowland forest tree, this species has been overexploited for timber and is now considered to be endangered. A few populations are stable, but many have been reduced, fragmented, and extirpated. The wood is often sold in batches with Cuban cedar (Cedrela odorata).[2]


  1. ^ a b Cedrela fissilis. Germplasm Resources Information Network. USDA ARS.
  2. ^ a b Americas Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Costa Rica, November 1996). 1998. Cedrela fissilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998. Downloaded on 16 December 2015.

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