Richmond: Royal Botanic Gardens, 2008. Quarto, dustwrapper, colour histological sections and photographs.
A detailed identification guide to the woods of several trade timbers known as "mahogany". This book aims to differentiate between these and true mahogany Swietenia. All three species of Swietenia are CITES listed, and difficult to tell apart from other "mahogany" timbers, macroscopically and microscopically.
In this book, 18 taxa from the Meliaceae family (the mahogany family), commonly known as mahoganies, are compared and contrasted, with full wood anatomical descriptions and microscopic images, macroscopic wood images, global distribution maps, information on uses and common names. In addition, several non-Meliaceae mahoganies are described. A detailed list of literature used is provided, along with an appendix containing trade data for Swietenia.
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