Swietenia humilis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Swietenia humilis
Species Authority: Zuccarini
Common Name(s):
English Honduras Mahogany, Mexican Mahogany, Pacific Coast Mahogany
Spanish Caoba, Caoba De Honduras, Caoba De Pacifico, Coabilla, Cóbano, Gateado, Venadillo, Zapatón, Zopilote

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Trees are usually seen as scattered and isolated individuals, preserved in cultivated land and pastures.
Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama
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Population [top]

Population: Large specimens are rare.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A species of dry deciduous forest, savanna, rough scrub, rocky hillsides and cultivated fields.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The timber is used in local carpentry, but is of little commercial importance.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is listed in Appendix II of CITES (only saw-logs, sawn wood and veneers are subject to CITES controls).

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Swietenia humilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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