Big leaf mahogany

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Big leaf mahogany
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Leaves in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Scientific classification
S. macrophylla
Binomial name
Swietenia macrophylla

Big leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) is a species of plant in the Meliaceae family. It is one of two species with genuine mahogany timber.

The species is also known under other common names, including broad-leaved mahogany, Brazilian mahogany, Honduras mahogany, large-leaved mahogany, genuine mahogany, sky fruit, and tropical American mahogany, among others.

The plant lives in North and South America, and the Caribbean.

Mahogany tree at Kannavam Forest, Kerala