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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Swietenia mahagoni & macrophylla (Mahogany tree)



Swietenia mahogany; large tree, height : about 18 m ( 60 ft)



S. mahogani, small tree, height : about 8  m ( 27 ft)



S. mahogany, small/medium tree, height : about 9  m ( 30 ft)



S.mahogany -hybrid, small tree, height : about 8 m (27 ft)



S. macrophylla, young tree, height :  about 4 m (13 ft) tall.



Common names (S. mahogani):
Mahogany, West Indian mahogany, small leaf mahogany, Spanish mahogany, true mahogany, Cuban mahogany.
Syn: Swietenia fabrilis 
Family : Meliaceae.

Swietenia mahagoni is a species of Swietenia native to West Indies, the Bahamas, South Florida, Jamaica, Cuba, Hispaniola. It is a semi-evergreen tree growing up to 30–35 m (98–115 ft) tall. 

Closely related to this plant is the Swietenia Macrophylla ( Syn: Swietenia candollei), commonly known as : South American mahogany, Honduras mahogany, big-leaf mahogany, sky fruit. This plant is  similar to Swietenia Mahogany but has larger leaves and  bigger fruits. Swietenia Macrophylla is native to South America.


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