Swietenia names

Species on this page (
A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :

Swietenia humilis Zucc.

SYNONYM(S) :  Swietenia bijuga Preuss. , Swietenia cirrhata S. F.Blake

CHINESE :  墨西哥桃花心木   Mo xi ge tao hua xin mu.

ENGLISH :  Pacific coast mahogany,  Pacific mahogany.

JAPANESE :   メキシコマホガニ-  Mekishiko mahoganii.

SPANISH :  Caoba, Caoba de Honduras, Caoba de la costa del Pacífico, Cóbano, Flor de venadillo, Gateado, Guayach, Mabu, Mova, Palo de zopilote,  Venadillo,  Zapatón, Zopilote.

Swietenia macrophylla King

SYNONYM(S) :  Swietenia belizensis Lundell, . Swietenia candollei Pittier,  Swietenia. krukovii Gleason, Swietenia tessmannii Harms

CHINESE :  大叶桃花心木    Da ye tao hua xin mu.

ENGLISH :  American mahogani, Baywood (GB), Bigleaf mahogany (USA), Broadleaf mahagony (USA), Honduras mahogany, Mahogany, Large-leaved mahogany.

FRENCH :   Acajou à feuille large, Acajou d'Amérique, Mahogany à grandes feuilles, Swiéténie.

GERMAN :  Amerikanisches Mahagoni, Echtes Mahagoni, Honduras-Mahagoni, Nicaragua-Mahagoni, Tabasco-Mahagoni.

JAPANESE :  オオバマホガニー  Ooba mahoganii.

PORTUGUESE :  Caóba  (Brazil), Mogno (Brazil).

SPANISH :  Aguano (Peru), Araputanga, Caoba (Central America), Caoba de Centro América, Caoba de hoja ancha , Caoba de Honduras, Caoba del Atlántico, Caoba del Sur , Cóbano, Crura (Bolivia), Gateado,  Mara  (Bolivia), Mara boliviana, Mogno, Mogu, Orura, Sapoton, Venadillo, Yulu (Nicaragua), Zapatón, Zopilote (Mexico).

Swietenia mahagoni (L.) Jacq.

SYNONYM(S) :   Cedrela mahagoni L.

CHINESE :   桃花心木   Tao hua xin mu.

ENGLISH :  American mahogany, Cuban mahogany, Jamaican mahagoni , Spanish mahogany, West Indian mahogany.

FRENCH :  Acajou d'Amérique, Acajou de Cuba, Acajou de Santo Domingo, Mahogany.

GERMAN :  Amerikanisches Mahagoni.

JAPANESE :   マホガニー  Mahoganii.

SPANISH :  Aguano, Caoba de Cuba, Caobilla, Chiculte, Coabillo, Cóbano, Gateado, Mogno, Orura.

Photograph of wood grain by Christian Rolland.



Porcher Michel H. et al. 1995 - 2020, Sorting Swietenia Names. Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database   (M.M.P.N.D - A Work in Progress. School of Agriculture and Food Systems. Faculty of Land & Food Resources. The University of Melbourne. Australia.
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General Bibliography
Specific & complementary

CITES, 1975 - 2005, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild fauna & Flora. Nombres comunes y científicos de las especies maderables incluidas en los Apéndices de la CITES / Noms vernaculaires et scientifiques des essences forestières inscrites aux annexes CITES.   < - 9 Jul 2005 > Homepage : < >.

Dallwitz, M. J., Paine, T. A., and Zurcher, E. J. 1993 onwards. ‘User’s Guide to the DELTA System: a General System for Processing Taxonomic Descriptions.’ 4th edition.

Dallwitz, M. J., Paine, T. A., and Zurcher, E. J. 1995 onwards. ‘User’s Guide to Intkey: a Program for Interactive Identification and Information Retrieval.’ 1st edition.

Dallwitz, M. J., Paine, T. A., and Zurcher, E. J. 1998. Interactive keys. In ‘Information Technology, Plant Pathology and Biodiversity’, pp. 201–212. (Eds P. Bridge, P. Jeffries, D. R. Morse, and P. R. Scott.) (CAB International: Wallingford.)

Richter H. G. &  Dallwitz M. J.  (2000 onwards). ‘Commercial timbers: descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval. In English, French, German, and Spanish.’ Version: 4th May 2000.

Soerianegara, I. & R. H. M. J. Lemmens, eds. 1993. Timber trees: major commercial timbers. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). (Pl Res SEAs) 5(1):447.

USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (10 July 2005). (GRIN)

Wiersema, J. H. & B. León. 1999. World economic plants: a standard reference.

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