Technical specie specifications for Pacific Mahogany from Fantastic Floor - Discount Exotic and Domestic Hardwood Flooring, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.
Pacific Mahogany Hardwood Flooring
- Scientific Name, Other Names: Pacific Coast Mahogany, Honduras Mahogany, Mexican Mahogany
- Description: Swietenia humilis is a species of tree in the family Meliaceae. It is one of three species in the genus Swietenia, the true mahoganies. Its species name, humilis, means "small" or "dwarfish". In addition to using the wood for flooring, the seeds are used in traditional medicine to treat chest pains, coughs, cancer and amoebiasis. Pharmacological studies of the seeds and bark have been ongoing since the 1990's.
- Janka Hardness: 1,430 pounds
- Strength (MOR): 0 psi
- Stiffness (MOE): 0 1000 psi
- Density (KG/m3): 0
- Tangential Shrinkage: 0.0 %
- Radial Shrinkage: 0.0 %
- About: The tree has been over-exploited for its wood which is valuable for making furniture; surviving trees are usually cattered and isolated individuals. Large specimens are rare. The plant also is of interest as a possibly commercial source of seed oil and pharmacologically active compounds.
- Family: swietenia humilis
- Tree Characteristics: The species name, humilis, means "small" or "dwarfish". Tree height is only around 20ft
- Geographic Area: The area of natural distribution is the drier zones of the western Sierra Madre mountain range from Mexico through Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador. It is found at altitudes up to 4,000 feet. Its habitat is both wet and dry deciduous forest, savanna, rough scrub, rocky hillsides and cultivated fields.
- Color: Heartwood is bright yellowish red to dark brick red, streaked with darker lines.
- Photosensitivity: Colors to an attractive golden brown on exposure.
- Grain: Interlocked grain.
- Texture: Texture is moderately coarse.
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- Applications: furniture, flooring
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