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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.
Accessions: 13 (6 active, 6 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

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 de Ignacio de la Llave]

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, [Guanacaste] Guatemala, [Petén, Chimaltenango, Izabal] Honduras, [Colón, Olancho] Nicaragua, [Zelaya] Panama [Darién, Panamá]
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Venezuela [Zulia, Aragua, Barinas]
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Acre (n. & w.), Pará]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, [La Paz, Santa Cruz] Colombia, [Bolívar] Peru [Huánuco, Loreto, San Martín]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Asia-Tropical
    • MALESIA: Singapore

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


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature
  3. CITES. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource).
  4. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Swietenia+macrophylla&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  6. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  7. Gullison, R. E. et al. 2000. 'Marketing' species conservation. Nature 404:923-924.
  8. Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource).
  9. Lamb, D. & P. Lawrence. 1993. Mixed species plantation using high value rainforest trees in Australia. Restoration of tropical forest ecosystems. 102. Note: Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht.
  10. Luna, R. K. 1996. Plantation trees. Note: International Book Distributors
  11. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  12. Mors, W. T. & C. T. Rizzini. 1966. Useful plants of Brazil.
  13. Mors, W. T. & C. T. Rizzini. 1966. Useful plants of Brazil. 127.
  14. Pennington, T. D. 1981. Meliaceae. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 28:395.
  15. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  16. Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource). URL: http://www.botanicalbeads.com/BBB_page_30.html target='_blank'
  17. Soerianegara, I. & R. H. M. J. Lemmens, eds. 1993. Timber trees: major commercial timbers. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 5(1):447.
  18. Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds
  19. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=35955. Accessed 20 July 2019.