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Scientific Name: Swietenia macrophylla
Other Common Names: Honduras mahogany, Belize mahogany, Bigleaf mahogany, Mara, Acajou, Caoba.
Growing Regions: Mahogany is found in Central and Latin America. The trees grow mainly in dry forests but can also be found in moist forests.
Characteristics of Tree: These trees can have heights in excess of 150 feet and trunk diameters of more than 72 inches.
Characteristics of Wood: In general, mahogany has a good strength-to-weight ratio despite variable strength among pieces of the wood.