Latin: Cedrel odorata Origin: Central and South American and the Caribbean
Spanish Cedar has been placed on the CITES appendix III listing as a vulnerable species. CITES appendix III means that certain countries have agreed to control the export of this species. A lot of the Spanish Cedar brought into US today is grown on plantations.
Spanish Cedar has a light pinkish color that mellows to a reddish brown over time. It is commonly used as a lining for cigar humidors and is avaialble in thin dimensional lumber for this purpose.
Medium texture with moderate luster
Straight to interlocked
Uncommon respiratory irritant
Light pinkish to reddish brown, darkens with age