mahagoni Linn., Cedrus mahogani
(Linn.) Mill., S. acutifolia Stokes,
S. fabrilis Salisb.
||Mahogany, West indian mahogany
|English / Trade Name
||Mahogany, West Indies mahogany, Spanish mahogany, Madeira redwood
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Capsules oblong, seeds winged.
||Grown as avenue tree
||Native of West Indies and Central America, cultivated in other parts of world.
||bark deeply fissured and brown in colour.
|Distribution in chandigarh
||Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Manimajara and Daria, Sector 6, Sector 16, Sector 17, Sector 22, Sector 23, Sector 32, Sector 36, Sector 42, Sector 43, Sector 44, Sector 45, Sector 49, Sector 50, Sector 51, Sector 54, Sector 55
||Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
|Description of Species
||Trees to 25 m tall; trunk to 4 m across; bark deeply fissured. Leaves alternate, leaflets ca 5 pairs, oblong-lanceolate, falcate, oblique at base, entire at margin, acuminate at apex, coriaceous, glabrous above, puberulous beneath; Panicles to 10 cm long; peduncles to 4 cm long. Calyx lobes 5, ovate, pubescent. Petals 5, obovate, hooded, spreading, pubescent outside, cream-yellow. Staminal tube cupular, glabrous, 10-lobed; anthers 10, included, alternating with lobes. Ovary 5-loculed; style narrow, tapering, to 2 mm long
||Leaves alternate, leaflets ca 5 pairs, oblong-lanceolate, falcate, oblique at base, entire at margin, acuminate at apex, coriaceous, glabrous above, puberulous beneath; petioles to 3 cm long; petiolules 5-6 mm long.