Taxon: Swietenia mahagoni (L.) Jacq.

 
Genus: Swietenia
Family: Meliaceae
Nomen number: 35956
Place of publication: Enum. syst. pl. 20. 1760 (Select. stirp. amer. hist. 127. 1763)
Name Verified on: 17-Feb-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 05-Mar-2003
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 8 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Cuban mahogany  (Source: F Neotrop) - English
  • Spanish mahogany  (Source: F Neotrop) - English
  • West Indian mahogany  (Source: F Neotrop) - English
  • acajou d'Amérique  (Source: pers. comm.) - French
  • mahogany d'Amérique  (Source: Zander ed17) - French
  • mogno  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • mogno-de-folhas-pequenas  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • mogno-do-Caribe  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • mogno-verdadeiro  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • kubamahogny  (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II: ()
  • Materials: wood (fide F Males 12:18. 1995, original source of mahogany)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Lampe & McCann)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Bahamas; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Haiti; Jamaica

  • Naturalized:

  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: West Indies

References:

  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  • CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource). (CITES Appendices)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • Fouché, J.-G. 1999. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Howard, R. A. 1973. The Enumeratio and Selectarum of Nicolaus von Jacquin J. Arnold Arbor. 54:435-470.
  • Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. 1985 (Lampe & McCann)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Important forest trees of the United States. 1978 (AH 519)
  • Luna, R. K. Plantation trees. 1996 (Plantation Trees)
  • Pennington, T. D. 1981. Meliaceae Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 28:401-405.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Soerianegara, I. & R. H. M. J. Lemmens, eds. 1993. Timber trees: major commercial timbers (Pl Res SEAs) 5(1):447.
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. 1948- (F Males)
  • Uphof, J. C. T. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2. 1968 (Dict Econ Pl)

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