Link to enlarge vase K7784 &#copy; Justin Kerr Charles Zidar

Family:  Meliaceae
Genus:  Swietenia
Species:  mahagoni
Authority:  (L.) Jacq.
Common Name:  mahogany
Maya Name:  Punab, Ka’wakche’
Maya Plant Use:  Construction and products.
Botanical Significance:  This tree is known for the strength and beauty of its wood. Currently, this tree is being illegally logged, threatening it in its native habitat. In ancient times it was felled for use in making canoes. Mahogany and rosewood were most likely the wood of choice for carving.
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Additional views of the plant species, click on a photo below to view larger image.

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