Mahogany

  • Scientific name: Swietenia mahogoni, Indian Mahogany

 

  • Place of origin: India
     
  • Description: Trees grow to 12m with a large shady crown. Sheds leaves in winter.
     

 

  • Grow best: In full sunlight, well-drained soil and requires periodic watering.
     

 

  • Use: Valuable for making fine quality furniture, while the bark finds use  in Ayurveda.