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n.1.(Bot.) A genus of meliaceous trees consisting of one species (Sweitenia Mahogoni), the mahogany tree.
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Fast-growing native species (rotation periods of less than 20 y), such as Cordia alliodora, Terminalia amazonia, Terminalia oblonga, Vochysia guatemalensis, Bombacopsis quinata, Alnus acuminata, and Swietenia macrophylla, have also been used for timber production (Serrano and Moya 2011).
Moreover it has been found that in some cases the establishment of native species such as Terminalia amazonia and Swietenia macrophylla could be more profitable than teak plantations (Griess and Knoke 2011).
Composition and larvicidal activity of leaves and stem essential oils of Chloroxylon swietenia DC against Aedes aegypti and Anopheles stephensi.
But it was the mahogany tree - Swietenia macrophylla - that really attracted the Europeans' interest for its red wood, which was both beautiful and durable and perfect for furniture making.
The land-use history of the sites includes charcoal production, grazing, subsistence agriculture, tree plantations (mostly Swietenia mahogoni) and logging, and human residential areas and roads (Lugo et al.
Although it was never successful in replacing Swietenia on the veneer and lumber markets, it has found its way into various projects," he said.
Antidiabetic potentiality of the Aqueous-Methanolic Extract of Seed of Swietenia mahagoni (L.
has been producing and exporting lumber from a variety of tree species including Swietenia Macrophylla, Gmelina Arboria, Falcata, Tectona Grandis, and Acacia Mangium.
Big leaf mahogany, Swietenia macrophylla, has been grown in plantations on Viti Levu, Fiji, since 1965 (Roberts, 1977).
Richwood is preparing an initial order for a container of Swietenia Macrophylla (mahogany) wood.
Vegetation in each of these areas is tropical rain forest (Rzedowski 1988), dominated by the genera Cedrela, Swietenia, Inga, Croton and Bursera, although the local primary growth is widely supplanted by coffee plantations and fruit tree (chirimoya, mamey, naranja, papaya, platano) orchards.