Food Plants International - Plant Fact Sheets Swietenia macrophylla - Honduras Mahogany, Big-Leaf Mahogany
Edible Portion: Honey, Fruit
A tall tree. It grows 40-60 m high. Large trees have big buttresses. The bark is grey with cracks along it. The crown is large and round. The leaves are compound with an even number of leaflets along the stalk. The leaves are bunched towards the ends of the branches. The leaflets are unequal on each side. The flowers are small and white or green. They are in clusters above the leaves. The fruit are brown capsules. They are held erect above the leaves. The seeds are large and winged.