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Taxon: Swietenia macrophylla King

 
Genus: Swietenia
Family: Meliaceae
Nomen number: 35955
Place of publication: Hooker's Icon. Pl. 16: t. 1550. 1886
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 28-Oct-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Sep-2017
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 13 (6 active, 6 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II:
  • Environmental:
  • Materials: wood (fide F Neotrop 28:400. 1981); wood; wood
  • Medicines:
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Campeche, Chiapas, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz]

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, [Guanacaste] Guatemala, [Chimaltenango, Izabal, Peten] Honduras, [Colon, Olancho] Nicaragua, [Zelaya] Panama [Darien, Panama]
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Venezuela [Zulia, Aragua, Barinas]
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Acre (n. & w.), Para]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, [La Paz, Santa Cruz] Colombia, [Bolivar] Peru [Huanuco, Loreto, San Martin]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Asia-Tropical
    • MALESIA: Singapore

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]


References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  3. Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  4. CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource). (CITES Appendices)
  5. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  7. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  8. Gullison, R. E. et al. 2000. 'Marketing' species conservation (Nature) 404:923-924.
  9. Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource). (Pacif I Ecosyst Risk)
  10. Lamb, D. & P. Lawrence 1993. Mixed species plantation using high value rainforest trees in Australia (Restor Trop Forest) 102.
  11. Luna, R. K. Plantation trees. (Plantation Trees)
  12. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  13. Mors, W. T. & C. T. Rizzini Useful plants of Brazil. (Use Pl Brazil)
  14. Mors, W. T. & C. T. Rizzini 1966. Useful plants of Brazil. (Use Pl Brazil) 127.
  15. Pennington, T. D. 1981. Meliaceae Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 28:395.
  16. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  17. Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource). (Bot Beads World)
  18. Soerianegara, I. & R. H. M. J. Lemmens, eds. 1993. Timber trees: major commercial timbers (Pl Res SEAs) 5(1):447.
  19. Weber, E. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds. 2003 (Invasive Pl Spec)

Check other web resources for Swietenia macrophylla King :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?35955. Accessed 16 December 2018.