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American Mahogany

Swietenia mahagoni (L.) Jacq.

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Swietenia mahagoni (American Mahogany) is a species of tree in the family Meliaceae. It has a self-supporting growth form. It is listed as endangered by IUCN and in CITES Appendix II. American Mahogany is native to U.S. Virgin Islands, the contiguous United States, Puerto Rico, Florida, and the Americas. It has compound, broad leaves and yellow flowers. It is a photoautotroph. American Mahogany has unisexual flowers.

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  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/CITES_II
  • Definition: Appendix II lists species that are not necessarily now threatened with extinction but that may become so unless trade is closely controlled. It also includes so-called "look-alike species", i.e. species whose specimens in trade look like those of species listed for conservation reasons. International trade in specimens of Appendix-II species may be authorized by the granting of an export permit or re-export certificate. No import permit is necessary for these species under CITES (although a permit is needed in some countries that have taken stricter measures than CITES requires). Permits or certificates should only be granted if the relevant authorities are satisfied that certain conditions are met, above all that trade will not be detrimental to the survival of the species in the wild. (See Article IV of the Convention)
  • Source: https://www.speciesplus.net/#/taxon_concepts/16833/legal
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of American Mahogany. View this species on GBIF