Swietenia humilis

plantation: Limay, Nicaragua


Family: Meliaceae
Common names: Honduran Mahogany
Type of foliage: Feuilles caduques
Life expectancy: 30 years
Total weight of CO2 captured: 3 141 Kg
Height: 35 m


What the planter likes about it

Swietenia humilis was selected because it grows well in drier climates, like Limay. Native to Nicaragua, this species has been excessively logged to the point that is it listed as a vulnerable species under the IUCN Red list.

Species particularities

Commonly known as Honduran Mahogany, Swietenia humilis is one of the most favoured trees to plant because of its big, bright leaves and its very straight trunk. It is locally referred to as 'valiant' for its posture.

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Usefulness of the tree

  • Bois de construction
  • Bois d'ébénisterie
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