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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Swietenia macrophylla – Azuero Earth Project

Gluing This species is easy to glue. Swietenia macrophyllacommonly known as mahogany[2] Honduran mahogany[2] Honduras mahogany[3] big-leaf mahogany[4] or West Indian mahogany[5] is a species caob plant in the Meliaceae family.

Other areas of Central America as far south as Panama also began to be exploited.

The most abundant species, S. At heights of up to 60 metres, this massive evergreen species bursts out above the ceiling of the forest canopy.

The French Revolution of and the wars that followed radically changed the mahogany trade, primarily due to the progressive collapse of the French and Spanish colonial empires, which allowed British traders into areas previously closed to them. It has excellent workability, and is very durable. Furniture, Luxury 22 – Dry kiln schedules for commercial woods.

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Loss of habitat for species The big-leaf mahogany forests are an important habitat for many species including the endangered giant otter Pteronura brasiliensis. Inside the Maya Forest. Uses authors parameter Articles with ‘species’ microformats Articles with unsourced statements from December Articles with unsourced statements from November Commons category link from Wikidata Taxonbars with 20—24 taxon IDs Taxonomy articles created by Polbot.

After the French established a colony in Saint Domingue now Haitisome mahogany from that island probably found its way to France, where joiners in the port cities of Saint-Malo, Nantes, La Rochelle and Bordeaux used the wood to a limited extent from about University of Texas Press. Simple perforatio Axial parenchyma in marginal or in seemingly marginal bands. Extrapolating from the last periodic annual increment 0.

Regeneracion y crecimiento de la caoba (Swietenia macrophylla King) en selvas de Quintana Roo

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History Glossary Wood lumber. History Glossary Wood lumber. Retrieved from ” https: In a third species, Swietenia macrophyllawas named by Sir George King — after studying specimens of Honduras mahogany planted in the Botanic Gardens in Calcutta, India.

Natural Durability It has high durability, and is resistant to brown and white rot fungi. It is named after the big leaves that it bears, which can be as long as 50 cm. Colored deposits in heartwood vessels.


A truly majestic evergreen tree

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Substitute Species The following African species are also known as Mahogany: Natural forests have been the prime target for the exploitation of mahogany because long-term efforts swietenua grow the species in plantations have been mostly unsuccessful.

When transported to Jamaica as slaves, they gave the same name to the similar trees they saw there.

Tangential diameter of vessel lumina to micras medium. The centre of their activity and the primary point of export was Belize. Data are lacking, but it is likely that the newly independent United States now received a good proportion of its mahogany from Cuba. This was the result of the Free Ports Act, which opened Swietenis and other designated Jamaican ports to foreign vessels for the first time.

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MAHOGANY, CAOBA, MARA (Swietenia macrophylla)

Figures are not available for all countries, but Britain alone imported more than 80, tons in Heritage Trees of Penang. And so we are working to ensure such species can live and thrive in their natural habitats. Ciencia Forestal en Mexico 25