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Swietenia mahagoni Mahogany Mahoni Meliaceae


Swietenia mahagoni, Mahogany, Meliaceae, Mahoni	While still a majestic tree, this species is overall smaller than Swietenia macrophylla; it grows to 70 ft (21 m), the pinnate leaves are 48 in (1020 cm) long and the fruit are 4 in (10 cm) long. It is widely grown as a shade and street tree in the tropics.
Hardiness zone from 11 To 12
Cultivation: They need deep, fertile soil and high rainfall. In subtropical areas with distinct seasons the leaves often turn golden in fall (autumn) and most are shed.
Propagate from seed or cuttings
Mediical use: S. mahagoni is a medicinal plant.The bark is considered an astringent and is taken orally as a decoction for diarrhoea, as a source of vitamins and iron, and as a medicine to induce haemorrhage. When the bark is steeped to a red liquid, it is taken to clear blood, increase appetite, and restore strength in cases of tuberculosis.