Family:
Meliaceae Juss.

Cedrela P.Browne

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

Morphology General Habit
Deciduous trees
Morphology Leaves
Leaves usually paripinnate; leaflets entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 5-merous, unisexual (plants monoecious) in large much-branched panicles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx variable, lobed almost to the base, shallowly dentate, or cup-shaped and split down one side
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers 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)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, free, adnate to the androgynophore below; staminodes absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 5-locular; locules with 6–12 ovules; style-head discoid with glandular stigmatic papillae
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds with a terminal wing, attached by the seed-end to the apex of the columella.

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, China Southeast, Comoros, 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 Has image?
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 9041], Nepal K001132130 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4892], India K001104165 Yes

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

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

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

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