All Swietenia species will have marginal parenchyma when viewed on the endgrain see 10x endgrain scan. The answer to your question and any other wood related question you can think of is contained within this website. This is a photo. Views Read Edit View history. It is actually one of the densest and hardest woods in the United States—the dried wood is heavy enough to sink in water.
African Mahogany Khaya senegalensis.
Crystal Valley Asian Mahogany Natural
After the French established a colony in Saint Domingue now Haitisome mahogany from that island probably found its way to France, where joiners in the port cities of Saint-Malo, Nantes, La Rochelle and Bordeaux used the wood to a limited extent from about AB Grade Asian walnut hardwood flooring is similar to American walnut flooring in appearance if stained with little dark colors. Mahogany has a straight, fine, and even grain, and is relatively free of voids and pockets. While the three Swietenia species are classified officially as "genuine mahogany", other Meliaceae species with timber uses are classified as "true mahogany. The centre of their activity and the primary point of export was Belize. Retrieved December 13, This wood is thankfully being called by more honest terms as of late—it goes by the common name Meranti.