Swietenia macrophylla

Species:Swietenia macrophylla King
Plant Notes:As a valuable timber species, its native populations have strongly declined (Grogan 2010).
Status:Not Native
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Sub Class
Genus Swietenia
Species Swietenia macrophylla King - HONDURAS MAHOGANY; BIGLEAF MAHOGANY


Citation SWIETENIA MACROPHYLLA King, Hooker's Icon. Pl. 16: t. 1550. 1886.
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Type: HONDURAS: Cult. in Calcutta, without data, King s.n. (holotype; CAL?; isotype: K).

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CountyHerbariaLiterature Citation (If Applicable)
Miami-Dade USF  


SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Swietenia belizensis Swietenia belilzensis Lundell, Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 6: 36. 1941. TYPE: BELIZE: Stann Creek Distr.: Stann Creek Valley, Big Eddy Ridge, 30 Mar 1941, Genele 3541 (holotype: MICH).
Swietenia candollei Swietenia candollei Pittier, J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 10: 33. 1920. TYPE: VENEZUELA: Aragua: La Trinidad de Maracay, 31 Jan 1913, Pittier 5789 (holotype: US).
Swietenia krukovii Swietenia krukovii Gleasin, in Gleason & Panshin, Amer. J. Bot. 23: 21, t. 1. 1936. TYPE: BRAZIL: Acre: Porto de Brasil, on Rio Jurupary, 15 Jul 1933, Krukoff 5223 (holotype: NY; isotypes: A, BM, F, K, MICH, MO, S, U, US).
Swietenia macrophylla var. marabaensis Swietenia macrophylla King, var. marabaensis Ledoux & Lobato, Estud. Florest. Estuar. Amaz. 15: 1. 1972. TYPE: BRAZIL: Pará: Retion of Marabá, s.d., Ledoux & Lobato s.n. (holotype: MG).
Swietenia tessmannii Swietenia tessmannii Harms, in Mildbraed, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 10: 180. 1927. TYPE: PERU: Ucayali: Yarinacocha, Oct 1925, Tessmann 5448 (holotype: B(destr.); isotypes: F(fragm.), NY).


Country State County Date Specimen Notes Image
USA Florida Miami-Dade Co. 18 Nov 2010 K. A. Bradley 2702 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Miami-Dade Co. 18 Nov 2010 K. A. Bradley 2702 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Miami-Dade Co. 03 Jun 1971 W. T. Gillis 10912 CULTIVATED. P.I. 123568, M-9197; Native to Central America; this introduction by Walter Koelz from India (number 2448) in garden at Nilambur.
Dominica St. George Par. 30 May 1994 S. R. Hill 25701 CULTIVATED. "Mahogany".
USA Florida Palm Beach Co. 26 Jan 2018 R. Caranci s.n. CULTIVATED.
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