Cedrela fissilis

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Cedrela fissilis
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Meliaceae
Genus: Cedrela
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.[2] Its common names include Argentine cedar,[2] cedro batata, cedro blanco, "Acaju-catinga" (its Global Trees entry) and cedro colorado.[1]

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).[1]


  1. ^ a b c Barstow, M. (2018). "Cedrela fissilis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T33928A68080477. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T33928A68080477.en. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b Cedrela fissilis. Germplasm Resources Information Network. USDA ARS.