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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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Chairs 36 – Autoridad Nacional del Ambiente, Panama. The most important new development was the beginning of large scale logging in Mexico from the s. Heritage Trees of Penang.

Swietenia macrophyllacommonly known as mahogany[2] Honduran mahogany[2] Honduras mahogany[3] big-leaf mahogany[4] or West Indian mahogany[5] is a species of plant in the Meliaceae family. The average diameters of post-disturbance mahoganies in stands of different ages revealed that mahogany trees grow to 26 cm DBH in 45 years and 37 cm DBH in 75 years.

It has excellent workability, and is very durable. Specific gravity of mahogany is 0. In addition, the U. From Calvo et al.

MAHOGANY, CAOBA, MARA (Swietenia macrophylla)

WWF has worked with governments and local communities for over 40 years to protect and conserve the Amazon rainforest. Historically, the tree’s girth allowed for wide boards from traditional mahogany species. Texture The texture is fine or medium, and uniform. Geographic place habitat Tropical moist broadleaf forests, Tropical dry broadleaf forests. Extrapolating from the last periodic annual increment 0. Actual Dry Kiln Program http: Flooring 14 – Handbook of Hardwoods.


Sharing Email this article Print this article. However, the price of mahogany was still high after the war, and so the cutters turned to cutting mahogany. Response To Hand Tools The wood is reported to respond well to hand tools.

Inside the Maya Forest. Historic range of big-leaf mahogany in South America. Grain The grain is straight to slightly interlocked.

A small percentage of global supply of genuine mahogany comes from these Asian plantations, notably from IndiaBangladeshIndonesia and from Fijiin Oceania. The grain is straight to slightly interlocked.

Big-leaf Mahogany | WWF

These properties make it a favorable wood for crafting cabinets and furniture. What are the main threats? Our position paper on Bigleaf Mahogany. The giant otter lives in the streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands of the Amazon and other South American river systems.

Hispaniola also called Spanish or Santo Domingo mahogany was the wood of choice for high quality work. The University of Melbourne.

Although initially regarded as a joinery wood, mahogany rapidly became the timber of choice for makers of high quality furniture in both the British Isles and the 13 colonies of North America. Thus, the illegal trade of bigleaf mahogany continues apace [22].

Common name common name. Despite international protection, big-leaf mahogany is still being plundered at an unsustainable rate. When transported to Jamaica as slaves, they gave the same name to the similar trees they saw there.

New individuals of mahogany became established at an average density of 18 per ha after fires and 6 per ha after hurricane. Retrieved 24 July Such was the enthusiasm of the cutters that within a few years the European market was glutted, and the price sietenia logwood collapsed.


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The levels of illegal logging and the macrophy,la of implementation of international legal trade requirements are pushing this majestic tropical hardwood tree towards extinction. British settlers had been active in southern Yucatan since the beginning of the 18th century, despite the opposition of the Spanish, who claimed sovereignty over all of Central America.

Archived from the original on January 11, Sawing The wood offers small cutting resistance. It has high durability, and is resistant to brown and white rot fungi. Odor Odor and taste are reported to be indistinct. For Swietenia macrophyllathe trees in these plantations are still relatively young compared to the trees being harvested from old growth forests in South America.

Cabinet 24 – Empire Timbers. Their main occupation was cutting logwooda dyewood in high demand in Europe. Archived from the original on To ensure the sustainability of mahogany timber harvests from the forests of Quintana Roo, it would be appropriate to reevaluate the current cutting cycle in light of the calculated growth rates, and to try to duplicate the conditions that have favored natural regeneration of mahogany in these forests.