Mahogany, South American
Latin name: Swietenia macrophylla
Common name(s): Honduras Mahogany, Swietenia, American Mahogany, Mogno
Sources: Central America (primarily Brazil), South America, Caribbean Islands, Mexico
Characteristics: The other genuine mahogany, this species can be described much like it's distant family relative African Mahogany. Interlocked grain produces the common ribbon stripe appearance in quarter sliced veneer.
Common cuts: Plain sliced, Quarter sliced, Rotary cut
Uses: Architectural millwork, molding, judges panels, flat wall panels, some cabinetry, fine furniture, inlay, and accent trim.
Availability: Suppressed due to CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) restrictions in much of its range.
Price: $$$$ (due to low availability)