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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Retrieved from ” https: Chairs 36 – Autoridad Nacional del Ambiente, Panama. By the s most of the viable stocks of mahogany in Jamaica had been cut, and the market was divided between two principal sources or types macro;hylla mahogany. Flooring 14 – Handbook of Hardwoods.

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Specific gravity of mahogany is 0. 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. Latin name scientific name Swietenia macrophylla. Their main occupation was cutting logwooda dyewood in high demand in Europe.

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Archived from the original on 7 February Substitute Species The following African species are also known as Mahogany: Highly valued The trade in big-leaf mahogany began with the Spanish in the s swistenia over the centuries the mahogany populations in Central and South America have gradually declined. Swietenia macrophylla Conservation status.

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. Retrieved 5 November In the last quarter of the 18th century France began to use mahogany more widely; [34] they had ample supplies of high quality wood from Saint Domingue.

At the end of the Seven Years’ War —63the mahogany trade began to change significantly. Furniture, Luxury 22 – Dry kiln schedules for commercial woods.

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For other uses, see Mahogany disambiguation.

Inside the Maya Forest. Sanding Sanding operations are reported to be fairly easy.

Click on the button to share this information with others via email or your favourite social networking service. What are the main threats? Revised historic distribution of mahogany in South America based on expert surveys. This wood is also called Lauan or Meranti.

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And so we are working to ensure such species can live and thrive in their natural habitats. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Unlike mahogany sourced from its native locations, plantation mahogany grown in Asia is not restricted in trade. Historic distribution of mahogany from Mexico to southeastern Amazonia according to Lamb The mahogany timber grown in these Asian plantations is the major source of international trade in genuine mahogany today.

A truly majestic evergreen tree. Archived from the original on Steps 17 – Tree Conservation Database. Retrieved from ” https: At the same time, the Act had the effect of substantially increasing exports of mahogany from the West Indies to the British colonies in North America. Retrieved 20 December In macrophypla total of mahogany from all sources imported into Europe wastons, of whichtons were from West Africa.