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- Common Name(s)
- Honduran Mahogany, Honduras Mahogany, American Mahogany, Genuine Mahogany, Big-Leaf Mahogany, Brazilian Mahogany
- Scientific Name
- Swietenia macrophylla
- Tree Distribution
- From Southern Mexico to central South America.
- Tree Size
- 150-200 ft (46-60 m) tall, 3-6 ft (1-2 m) trunk diameter
- Janka Hardness
- 900 lbf
- Heartwood color can vary a fair amount with Honduran Mahogany, from a pale pinkish brown, to a darker reddish brown. Color tends to darken with age. Mahogany also exhibits an optical phenomenon known as chatoyancy.
- Grain / Texture
- Grain can be straight, interlocked, irregular or wavy. Texture is medium and uniform, with moderate natural luster.
- Pricing / Availability
- Despite export restrictions, Honduran Mahogany continues to be available in lumber or veneer form, possibly from plantations. Prices are in the mid range for an imported hardwood, though it tends to be more expensive than African Mahogany. Figured or quarter-sawn lumber is more expensive.
- Information cited from Wood-Database.com