Fiji Mahogany Wood Information and Description



Scientific Name: Swietenia macrophylla

Family: Meliaceae

Distribution:Plantations were established on the Pacific island of Fiji by the British of Swietenia Macrophylla seeds from Belize.

The Tree:Sometimes 150 feet in height and 6 feet and more in diameter above the heavy buttresses; boles are clear from 60 to 80 feet.

General Description: Heartwood reddish, pinkish, salmon colored, or yellowish when fresh; deepening with age to deep rich red or brown; distinct from the yellowish or whitish sapwood. Luster high and golden; texture rather fine to coarse; grain straight to roey, wavy, or curly, often with an attractive figure; odor and taste not distinctive.

 

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