Spanish Cedar

Spanish Cedar (Cedrela odorata)

 

Common Names: Spanish Cedar, Cedro

 

Distribution: Native to Central and South America and the Caribbean; also grown on plantations

 

Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a relatively uniform light pinkish to reddish brown

 

Janka Hardness: 600 lbf

 

Density: 2.42 lb/b.f.

 

Allergies/Toxicity: Spanish Cedar wood dust has been reported as a respiratory irritant.

 

Controlled species: CITES: yes (Appendix III), IUCN: yes

 

Common Uses: Veneer, plywood, cabinetry, musical instruments, (flamenco and classical guitars), humidors and boatbuilding.

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