Cedrela


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Cedrela

 

a genus of evergreen or deciduous trees of the family Meliaceae. The leaves are alternate and pinnate. The small, inconspicuous flowers are in large terminal or axillary panicles. The calyx is four-or five-parted, and there are four or five petals. The fruit is a many-seeded capsule; the seeds are winged. There are seven species, distributed in tropical America—from Mexico and and the West Indies to Argentina. The Brazilian cedar (C. odorata), a tall deciduous tree whose greenish yellow flowers are in pyramidal panicles reaching 30 cm in length, yields a soft yet durable fragrant wood that is used for the interior trim of ships and in the manufacture of furniture, cigar boxes, and other items. The wood contains essential oils that repel termites and other insects. The Brazilian cedar is cultivated in warm countries.

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O objetivo desse estudo foi identificar e relatar a ocorrencia de individuos de Psylloidea danificando cedro rosa, Cedrela fissilis Vell.
De la base de datos del INFyS de los anos 2009 a 2013, se extrajo la informacion de Cedrela odorata L.
Recent studies in Cedrela suggest that interspecific reproductive isolation seems to be incomplete, particularly among some of the South American species (Kocke, 2015).
Study species: Work was done with seedlings of the neotropical endangered tree Cedrela salvadorensis Standl (Meliaceae), a tree species distributed from Mexico to Panama between 0 to 1 000 masl.
40 Hymenea ablongifolia 28 Cedrela adorata 28 Ocotea cernua (Nees) Mez 20 Anaba sp 16 Dypterix oliefera Benth 16 Podocarpus sp 6 Priora copaifera 6 Pinus cembra 4 Sideroxylon sp 2 Simaruba amara Aubl 2 Huberodendro patinoi 2 Fuente: Autores, a partir del estudio.
Incidence of Hypsipyla grandella Zoller in Cedrela odorata and Swietenia humilis in an Agro Forestry System Taungya.
Hospederos: Acacia guameri, Acrocarpus fraxinifolius, Brosimum alicastrum, Bursera instabilis, Cedrela odorata, Celtis laevigata, Croton nitens, Dialium guianense, Erythrina sp.
2015) lograron identificar las especies de maderas utilizadas en la construccion de viviendas del casco historico de Maracaibo (Venezuela) encontrando piezas de Cedrela odorata, Pachira quinata, Handroanthus chrysanthus, Riqophora mangle y Caesalpinia coriaria.
Estos bosques son de gran interes para la conservacion ya que presentan un buen numero de especies en alguna categoria de amenaza, como lo son Juglans neotropica (EN), Cedrela montana (NT), Guatteria lehmannii (VU) y Quercus humboldtii (VU), convirtiendose en puntos estrategicos para el mantenimiento de la biodiversidad; por lo que se hace necesario adelantar mas estudios que nos permitan conocer la dinamica de estos bosques.
The tallest species were Acosmium panamense ('guayacan', 12m), Cecropia obtusifolia (trumpet tree, 26m), Cedrela odorata (cedar, 19m), Cordia alliodora ('solerillo', 20m), Gliricidia sepium (13m), Heliocarpus appendiculatus ('jonote', 15m), Inga jinicuil (22m), I.
Estudios realizados en la region del Pacifico Central encontraron que los arboles que para ese fin comunmente prefieren los productores son Guazuma ulmifolia (guacimo), Cordia alliodora (laurel), Byrsonima crassifolia (nance), Tabebuia ochracea (cortez amarillo), Pachira quinala (pochote), Bursera simaruba (indio desnudo), Samanea saman (cenizaro o jenizaro), Cedrela adorala (cedro) y Enterolobium ciclocarpum (guanacaste) (Esquivel et al.