African Plant Database


Swietenia macrophylla King
Family : MELIACEAE
Information on the genus : Swietenia
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (cultivated)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 35-40 m; bole straight, cylindrical, 1 m Ø, unbranched to 25 m height, with very broad plank-like buttresses to 5 m at base; bark scaly, shaggy, deeply longitudinally furrowed, brownish grey with reddish tinge.
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Ecology : Native of dry forest, and also moist and gallery forest in an area from E Mexico, Atlantic slope of S. America to Venezuela and Brazil, 0-1500 m alt. Planted in W Africa, Uganda.. Also planted as an avenue and shade tree.
  Has been confused with an Ekebergia.
 
More info on :
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Map
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Record n°57229
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