Mahogany is a kind of wood—the straight-grained, reddish-brown timber of three tropical Honduran or big-leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla), with a range from Mexico to southern Amazonia in Brazil, under British control (French colonists used the term acajou, while in the Spanish territories it was called caoba). Diagnóstico de la caoba (Swietenia macrophylla King) en Mesoamérica Visión general. Technical Report (PDF Available) · January with. Find technical and marketing information for lesser-used tropical timber species, LUS. Learn more on our Mahogany, Caoba, Mara (Swietenia macrophylla).

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In Venezuela a tendency to collapse and twist is also reported. From the s, African mahogany Khaya spp. Mahogany has a straight, fine, and even grain, and is relatively free of voids and pockets.

Mahogany tree trunk being sawn into planks. Sawing The wood offers small cutting resistance. Simple perforatio Axial parenchyma in marginal or in seemingly marginal bands. There are sawmills in the municipality, which cut up to some trees every day. Big leaf mahogany Swietenia macrophyllaPeru. Furniture, Luxury 22 – Dry kiln schedules for commercial woods. This page was last edited on 6 Decemberat The following African species are also known as Mahogany: Big-leaf mahogany — prized for its rich reddish colour and good technical characteristics — has been sought, traded and used for the manufacture of furniture, musical instruments and other wood products of high quality, beauty and durability.

The rest of Europe, where the wood was increasingly fashionable, obtained most of their wood from Britain.


Each fruit contains 71 winged seeds, 7 to 12 cm long. Prismatic crystals in the ray cells. Regeneracion y crecimiento de la caoba Swietenia macrophylla King en selvas de Quintana Roo. These properties make it a favorable wood for crafting cabinets and furniture.

Archived from the original on December 11, A truly majestic evergreen tree. The mahogany timber grown in these Asian plantations is the major source of international trade in genuine mahogany today. It prefers clayey soils. The tree is also planted in Laos PDR. Its flowers are small and white in colour but the fruits are large capsules that are light grey to brown in colour.

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It is listed as endangered. Internal Growth Stresses Tension wood may be present, and may contribute to high longitudinal shrinkage.

Mahogany – Wikipedia

Common name common name. In terms of quantity, the most significant new addition to the mahogany trade was Honduras mahogany, also called ‘baywood’, after the Bay of Honduras. Guitar World Presents Guitar Gear Kunming, China August This article is about the timber. For Swietenia macrophyllathe trees in these plantations are still relatively young compared to the trees being harvested from old growth forests in South America.

The species is also known under other common namesincluding bastard mahogany, [7] broad-leaved mahogany, Brazilian mahogany, large-leaved mahogany, genuine mahogany, tropical American mahogany, and sky fruit, among others. The most important new development was the beginning of large scale logging in Mexico from the s.

The natural distribution of these species within the Americas is geographically distinct. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from January Articles with permanently dead external links Commons category link is on Wikidata. Mahogany is a kind of wood —the straight- grainedreddish-brown timber of three tropical hardwood species macroohylla the genus Swieteniaindigenous to the Americas [1] and part of the pantropical chinaberry familyMeliaceae.


Besides forest conversion for other land uses such as agriculture, illegal logging and unregulated trade pose major threats swwietenia populations of this species, potentially exhausting commercial supplies mcrophylla this valuable timber in the future. Liddick, Crimes Against Nature: Historic distribution of mahogany from Mexico to southeastern Amazonia according to Lamb In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

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Historic range of big-leaf mahogany in South America. Texture The texture is fine or medium, and uniform. The most abundant species, S. The grain is straight to slightly interlocked.

The bole is cylindrical and straight, free of branches to about 15 to 20 m.

Another variety new to the market was Hispaniola mahogany, also called ‘Spanish’ and ‘St Domingo’ mahogany. Archived from the original on 7 February Color The sapwood is distinct but not clearly demarcated from the heartwood.

MAHOGANY, CAOBA, MARA (Swietenia macrophylla)

Flooring 14 – Handbook of Hardwoods. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In the word mahogany appeared in print for the first time, in John Ogilby ‘s America.