Mahogany, South American

Latin Name: Swietenia macrophylla

Common Name(s): Honduras Mahogany, Swietenia, American Mahogany, Mogno

Sources: Central America (primarily Brazil), South America, Caribbean Islands, Mexico

Characteristics: The other genuine mahogany, this species can be described much like it’s distant relative African Mahogany. Interlocked grain produces the common ribbon stripe appearance in quarter sliced veneer.

Common Cuts: Plain sliced, Quarter sliced, Rotary cut

Uses: Architectural millwork, molding, judges panels, flat wall panels, some cabinetry, fine furniture, inlay, and accent trim.

Availability: Suppressed due to CITES* restrictions in much of its range.

Price: $$$$ (due to low availability)