Biodiversity catalog

Spanish Cedar
Cedrela odorata
Spanish cedar hardwood

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The hardwood Spanish cedar species is native to forests throughout Central and South America in humid or dry lowland forests. The cedar’s resistance to rotting and termites has resulted in it being an attractive commodity for furniture and flooring—making it a highly traded and exported material, and often illegally logged. The IUCN Red List has classified this species as vulnerable because it is sought after and exploited through harvesting and trade.