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)