Species: Mogno / Big Leaf Mahogny


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Mogno / Big Leaf Mahogny
Species profile
Family:MELIACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Caoba, Aguano, Mogno, Mahogany, Orura, Mogano, Mara, Araputanga, Chacalte, Mahonia, Acajou D'Amerique,
Scientific name(s)
Swietenia macrophylla, Swietenia humilis,
Typical use
Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Interior panelling, Sliced veneer, Veneer for interior of plywood, Interior joinery, Exterior panelling, Arched goods, Current furniture or furniture components, Ship building (planking and deck), Wood-ware, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Exterior joinery, Turned goods, Musical instuments, Light carpentry, Moulding,
Risk
Commercial restriction:
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Red Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:54 (+/- 8) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,60 (+/- 0,07)
Stability:Stable
Static bending strength:85 (+/- 13) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 2 - Durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 4 - Not permeable
References
Technical descriptions from the software Tropix 7 [1], with permission of the Research Unit Biomass, Wood, Energy, Bioproducts [2], CIRAD [3].

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