mahogany[Swietenia macrophylla (syn. S. belizensis, S. candollei, S. krukovii, S. tessmannii), S. mahagoni, S. humilis family Meliaceae]; Trade name Echtes Mahogany (DE), American Mahogany, True Mahogany, Big Leaf Mahogany (UK, US), Acajou d'Amérique (FR), Mahonie (NL), Caoba, Cóbano (MX), Mogno (BR), Aguano (PE ), Mara (EC)
Mahogany was one of the first overseas timbers to be shipped to Europe from the New World. The overexploitation of the stocks put the wood on the CITES list of endangered wood species. Is not available from sustainable FSC®-certified sources.