Cedrela angustifolia

Cedrela angustifolia is a species of tree in the mahogany family, Meliaceae. Local common names include cedro de Tucumán, cedro bayo, cedro coya, and cedro del cerro.[1] It is native to South America, where it occurs in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Peru.[1]

Cedrela angustifolia
Cedrela angustifolia trees
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Meliaceae
Genus: Cedrela
C. angustifolia
Binomial name
Cedrela angustifolia
  • Cedrela boliviana Rusby
  • Cedrela herrerae Harms
  • Cedrela lilloi C. DC.
  • Cedrela steinbachii Harms
  • Pterosiphon multivenius Turcz.
  • Surenus angustifolia (Sessé & Moc. ex DC.) Kuntze

This is a species of mountain forests. It easily colonizes disturbed habitat, forming dense canopy. These stands still occur in Bolivia,[1] and the tree is common in parts of Argentina.[2] However, it is a valuable timber tree.[2] Some populations have faced substantial declines, and it is considered to be an endangered species.[1]


  1. Llamozas, S. 1998. Cedrela lilloi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998. Downloaded on 16 December 2015.
  2. Grau, H. R. (2000). Regeneration patterns of Cedrela lilloi (Meliaceae) in northwestern Argentina subtropical montane forests. Journal of Tropical Ecology 16(2) 227-42.

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