Syster group and systematics of Cedrela

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at FREELER.NL
Thu Sep 2 10:05:11 CDT 2004

For a very long time Cedrela (sensu lato) has been recognised as distinct,
especially in its wood. The abstract of the Article in AJoB says that the
tribe Cedreleae is monophyletic, which suggests this is confirmed.

I doubt any useful replacement by existing trees is possible. It is a matter
of replanting and there should be experience of that with just about all
species in Cedrela (sensu lato).

From: Ken Kinman <kinman2 at YAHOO.COM>

> Ronaldo,
>       A good place to start would be Muellner et al., 2003.   "Molecular
phylogenetics of Meliaceae (Sapindales) based on nuclear and plastid DNA
sequences."  American Journal of Botany, 90(3):471-480.   However, there are
apparently about 15 genera in Subfamily Swietenioideae, and I would think it
would probably be best to look at all of them (not just the ones included in
Muellner et al).
>      ----- Ken

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