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Swietenia

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Swietenia mahagoni fruit and leaves

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Named by Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin in 1760 after Gerard van Swieten +‎ -ia

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Swietenia f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Meliaceae – the mahogany trees, native to the American tropics from Florida to Bolivia; true mahogany.

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