Swietenia mahogani

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 Swietenia mahogani subsp. var.  West Indies mahogany
Cultivated tree
Habit: tree
Height: to
Width: to
80ft 15ft
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Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early spring, mid spring, late spring
Exposure: sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 11 to 12
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: orange, yellow
Meliaceae > Swietenia mahogani var. ,

Swietenia mahagoni, commonly known as the West Indian Mahogany, is a species of Swietenia native to southern Florida, USA, The Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, and Hispaniola.[1] It is the species from which the original mahogany wood was produced.[citation needed]

Swietenia Mahogany is a medium-sized semi-evergreen tree growing to 30 – 35 m tall. The leaves are pinnate, 12 – 25 cm long, with four to eight leaflets, each leaflet 5 – 6 cm long and 2 – 3 cm broad; there is no terminal leaflet. The flowers are small, produced in panicles. The fruit is a woody capsule 5 – 10 cm long and 3 – 6 cm broad, containing numerous winged seeds.[1]

The bark in younger specimens is smooth and grayish, becoming darker and furrowed with age. In the U.S. mahoganies are semi-deciduous, losing all or most of their leaves over winter or shedding at the flush of new growth in spring. New leaves emerge blood red to pinkish, quickly becoming a bright, light green and darkening as they mature.

In the Florida Keys and south Florida, the species grows at the northern extent of its range, with individuals reaching 10 – 15 m tall.

It is also grown as an ornamental tree in subtropical and tropical regions.



Pests and diseases




  1. 1.0 1.1 DANIDA Factsheet: Swietenia mahagoni

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