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Pakistan | Family List | Meliaceae | Swietenia

Swietenia macrophylla King in Hook. Icon. Pl. 16: t.1550. 1886. Butterworth, l.c. 128.

The tree differs from S. mahagoni in the larger size of the leaflet which is up to 14 cm. long, flower 6-7 mm long, capsule, c. 13 cm long and seed c. 8 cm long.

Type: Cultivated in Botanic Garden, Calcutta, from seeds stated to have been collected in Honduras (CAL?).

Reported by Parker (For. Fl. Punj. 72. 1956) from Jinnah Gardens, Lahore.

Native tree of the Honduras, cultivated in most tropical countries. Its dark-coloured wood is used for household furniture.


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