Scientific Name:Cedrela odorata
Vernacular Name:Cedrela d’Amerique Centrale
Family name :Meliaceae
Geographic Distribution:1400 – 2500 m.
A tree which may reach 30 – 35 m tall and 40 to 50 m of diameter. Cylindrical trunk , branches situated at 20 m high. Compound paripinnate leaves . The tree has a bad smell while flesh..
Cedrela odorata or cedar wood is used in medicine particularly in the treatment of fever, sores, headaches,earache, and wounds. The bark is used for making twine. In sao tome, the bark is used to treat malaria.
timber, stakes, wood craft.The wood is aromatic and naturally termite and rot resistant. It is used for making furniture, musical instrument, veneer, doors, and light constructions.