4164.000 Swietenia Jacq.

Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Staples, G.W. & Herbst, D.R. (2005) A Tropical Garden Flora; plants cultivated in the Hawaiian islands and other tropical places. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Description of the genus

Deciduous trees. Leaves pinnately compound, leaflets entire, glabrous. Inflorescence axillary clusters or panicles. Calyx with 5 lobes; petals 5, strongly reflexed. Fruit an erect woody capsule, 5-valved, opening from base upwards with woody central core. Seeds numerous, winged.

Derivation of name: after Gerard von Swieten (1700-1772)

Worldwide: 3 species in tropical West Africa, tropical and sub-tropical America.

Mozambique: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Swietenia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Swietenia
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Swietenia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Swietenia
JSTOR Plant Science: Swietenia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Swietenia
Plants of the World Online: Swietenia
Tropicos: Swietenia
Wikipedia: Swietenia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated plants: genus page: Swietenia.
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