Swietenia mahagoni, West Indian Mahogany, trunk
Swietenia mahagoni, West Indian Mahogany, weathered trunk
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Swietenia mahagoni, West Indian Mahogany
Swietenia mahagoni, West Indian Mahogany, thick branches
Swietenia mahagoni, West Indian Mahogany, with baby barred owl
Swietenia mahagoni, West Indian Mahogany, trunk
Swietenia mahagoni, West Indian Mahogany, young trunk bark
Swietenia mahagoni, West Indian Mahogany, branching young trunk
Swietenia mahagoni, West Indian Mahogany, leaves
Swietenia mahagoni, West Indian Mahogany, flowers
Swietenia mahagoni, West Indian Mahogany, young tree
Swietenia mahagoni (L.) Jacq., West Indian Mahogany
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West Indian Mahogany is a highly valued
tree species native to Florida in North
America.  Sadly, forest populations have
been decimated due to past extensive
lumber harvesting and poaching.
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Once widespread throughout the lower
half of the Florida peninsula, Swietenia
mahagoni are now almost entirely
restricted to landscaping plantings with
few remaining in the forests.
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West Indian Mahogany trees have dark
green, glossy, smooth margined leaves
with a prominent yellow mid-ribs.  In the
spring, small cream colored flowers
bloom.
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A fast growing tree species, young
mahogany trees have slender straight
trunks supporting a rounded crown.
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A baby barred owl sits in the canopy of
Swietenia mahagoni.
Everglades National Park, March.
Mahogany Hammock Trail.
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This small barred owl sits in the largest
known West Indian Mahogany tree left
in the wild of the United States.
Everglades National Park, March.
Mahogany Hammock Trail.
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The trunk of West Indian Mahogany is
twisted with exposed inner bark and the
canopy is full of air plants and mosses.
Everglades National Park, March.
Mahogany Hammock Trail.
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A young Swietenia mahagoni,
on the other hand, has
smoother, ashy brown bark
with small vertical fissures.
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Young bark of West Indian
Mahogany has vertical fissures
where the redder inner bark is
exposed.
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The inner bark of any tree is dead, but as
long as the outer bark is alive, the tree will
live.  This is the approximately 4 foot wide
trunk of the largest known West Indian
Mahogany growing wild in the forests of
the United States
Everglades National Park, March.
Mahogany Hammock Trail.
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Rough bark, exposed inner bark, and
hollows were probably caused by past
storm damage in the hurricane prone tip
of the Florida peninsula.  This West
Indian Mahogany greets you at the
Ernest P. Coe Visitor Center in the
Everglades National Park.
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Swietenia mahagoni have thick trunks
and  begin branching closer to the
ground- similar to an oak.  They have
massive sturdy branches which ascend
into the canopy.
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