1. Family: Meliaceae Juss.
    1. Cedrela P.Browne

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Tropical America.

    [FTEA]

    Meliaceae, Styles & F. White (Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1991

    Habit
    Deciduous trees
    Leaves
    Leaves usually paripinnate; leaflets entire
    Flowers
    Flowers 5-merous, unisexual (plants monoecious) in large much-branched panicles
    Calyx
    Calyx variable, lobed almost to the base, shallowly dentate, or cup-shaped and split down one side
    Corolla
    Petals 5, imbricate, adnate for one-third of their length to the long columnar androgynophore by a median carina (thereby preventing their spreading in open flowers)
    Stamens
    Stamens 5, free, adnate to the androgynophore below; staminodes absent
    Pistil
    Ovary 5-locular; locules with 6–12 ovules; style-head discoid with glandular stigmatic papillae
    Fruits
    Fruit a pendulous, thinly or thickly woody, obovoid or calviform, septifragal capsule, opening from the apex by 5 valves; columella woody, sharply 5-angled, extending to the apex of the capsule; seed- scars conspicuous
    Seeds
    Seeds with a terminal wing, attached by the seed-end to the apex of the columella.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cayman Is., Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Southwest Caribbean, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Windward Is.

    Introduced into:

    Bangladesh, Cameroon, Galápagos, Gambia, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, New Caledonia, Northern Provinces, Solomon Is., Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda

    Cedrela P.Browne appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 9041], Nepal K001132130
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 4892], India K001104165

    First published in Civ. Nat. Hist. Jamaica: 158 (1756)

    Accepted by

    • Pennington, T.D. & Muellner, A.N. (2010). A monograph of Cedrela (Meliaceae): 1-112. dh books, Milborne Port, England.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Styles in Pennington, Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 28: 360 (1981)
    • Pennington & Styles in Blumea 22: 512 (1975)
    • L., Syst. Nat., ed. 10: 940 (1759)
    • Hist. Jamaica: 158, t. 10/1 (1756)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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