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Swietenia humilis (Mexican mahogany; Honduras mahogany)

Synonyms: Swietenia bijuga; Swietenia cirrhata

Wikipedia Abstract

Swietenia humilis is a species of tree in the family Meliaceae. It is one of three species in the genus Swietenia, all three of which are regarded as "genuine mahogany." At 6 metres (20 ft), it is one-fifth the height of S. mahagoni and one-sixth the height of S. macrophylla. Its species name, humilis, means "small" or "dwarfish". Common names include Pacific Coast mahogany, caoba del Pacifico, caoba del Honduras, caobilla, cobano, gateado, sopilocuahuilt, venadillo and zapaton. In the wood trades it is known as Honduras mahogany and Mexican mahogany.
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Specific Gravity [1]  0.6

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1WOOD SPECIFIC GRAVITY IN SPECIES FROM TWO TROPICAL FORESTS IN MEXICO, Josefina Barajas-Morales, IAWA Bulletin n.s., Vol. 8 (2), 1987 143-148
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