African Plant Database


Swietenia humilis Zucc.
Family : MELIACEAE
Information on the genus : Swietenia
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (cultivated)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 15-20 m; bole short, often crooked; bark dark grey or brownish-black, longitudinally fissured, later rough and flaking; leaves clustered at ends of branchlets, 14-22 cm long, of 3-6 pairs of leaflets with long filiform apex.
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Ecology : Native of dry deciduous forest and savanna, rough scrub, rocky hillsides, 0-1200 m alt., in the coastal Pacific zone from Mexico to N Costa Rica.
  Bark and seeds very poisonous.
 
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Record n°57228
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