Young cedro tree branch on the Leaves and Lizards policulture plantation.
Note health of cedar seedling - many times the butterfly borer will lay its eggs on this seedling and destroy the tree.
Costa Rica Tree Descriptions - Cedro Amargo
Family Name: Meliaceae
Defining Characteristics: This is a monoecious tree that can be up to 40 m tall. It is not native to this area of Costa Rica. It has an open tree crown. The bark is gray/brown and can peel. The leaves are compound and pinnate. They are green on top and purple/gray on the bottom. This tree also has flowers and fruit that occur between April and July.
Ecological Role: These trees attract insects that pollinate the flowers.