Bolivian Cedar

Bolivian Cedar

Bolivian Cedar

Wood species / Trade name:

Bolivian Cedar, West-Indische Zedrele, Spanische Zeder


  • German: Zeder bolivianisch

Botanical name:

Cedrela odorata

Character / Color:

CThe Bolivian cedar is a plant species in the mahogany family (Meliaceae) and reaches growth heights of about 18m without branches, with diameters of up to 1m. The sapwood is light grey or reddish grey and about 3 to 5cm wide. The heartwood is pale yellowish brown to reddish brown and darkens under the influence of light. The structure of the pores is mainly coarse and scattered. Because of the good processing possibilities, the wood is often used as a substitute for mahogany.

Main occurence:

South America


Shipbuilding, Furniture, Interior woodwork