Honduran Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Plant Height: 50 - 200 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Leaves can reach 20 inches in length; light green or reddish in color when young, maturing to shiny dark green shade.
Fruit: Showy
Other: 4 inch woody capsule, resembling a large inverted club.
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Other: Greenish-white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Shade Tree
Useful for timber production
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Conservation status: Vulnerable (VU)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Vulnerable
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Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilDate: 2014-02-02
By bonitin
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Location: Kolkata, West Bengal, IndiaDate: 2007-07-14Photo by J M Garg CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
By greene
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Indoor tree ID? Was told it was Mahogany by jjs_1_2000 Apr 29, 2018 11:54 AM 1

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