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Mahogany (Genuine)

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Mahogany (Genuine)

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Mahogany is a reddish-brown timber of tropical hardwood species of the genus Swietenia. There distinct species: Honduran or big-leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylia), with a range from Mexico to southern Amazonia in Brazil, the most widespread species of mahogany; West Indian or Cuban mahogany (Swietenia mahagoni), native to southern Florida and the Caribbean—generally denser and darker in color than Honduran Mahogany; Swietenia humilis, a small mahogany tree limited to seasonally dry forests in Pacific Central America that is of limited commercial utility.

Mahogany is prized for its beauty, workability, durability, and color, and used for architectural work, furniture, boats, musical instruments and other items. Mahogany is the national tree of the Dominican Republic and Belize. A mahogany tree with two woodcutters bearing an axe and a paddle also appears on the Belizean national coat of arms, under the national motto, Sub umbra floreo, Latin for "under the shade I flourish.”

 

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Mahogany is a reddish-brown timber of tropical hardwood species of the genus Swietenia. There distinct species: Honduran or big-leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylia), with a range from Mexico to southern Amazonia in Brazil, the most widespread species of mahogany; West Indian or Cuban mahogany (Swietenia mahagoni), native to southern Florida and the Caribbean—generally denser and darker in color than Honduran Mahogany; Swietenia humilis, a small mahogany tree limited to seasonally dry forests in Pacific Central America that is of limited commercial utility.

Mahogany is prized for its beauty, workability, durability, and color, and used for architectural work, furniture, boats, musical instruments and other items. Mahogany is the national tree of the Dominican Republic and Belize. A mahogany tree with two woodcutters bearing an axe and a paddle also appears on the Belizean national coat of arms, under the national motto, Sub umbra floreo, Latin for "under the shade I flourish.”