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Big-Leaf Mahogany (Sweitenia Macrophylla King): A Tree for Wealth and Health

M V Durai (Author) S K Sharma (Author)

Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Distribution. 3. Description of Tree. 4. Environmental Conditions. 5. Fruit Maturity and Seed Collection. 6. Natural Regeneration. 7. Artificial Regeneration. 8. Establishment of Plantation. 9. Management of Plantation. 10. Rate of Growth. 11. Timber Yield. 12. Insect-pests. 13. Diseases. 14. Properties of Wood. 15. Phyto-chemistry of Mahogany. 16. Timber Value. 17. Uses. 


Mahogany is one of popular tropical timbers in the world. Recently, it is being widely cultivated in farmlands for timber production due to fast growth, attractive wood colour and multiple uses. This is first comprehensive textbook on mahogany in India. The book presents information from seed to seed - introduction, distribution, description of tree, favourable environmental conditions, fruit maturity and seed collection, natural regeneration and nursery technique, establishment and management of plantation, growth statistics, timber yield, insects and diseases, physical, anatomical, mechanical and machining properties of wood, identification of wood from other related mahogany woods, market price of wood and uses of mahogany in lucid manner with a lot illustrations. This book would caters the needs of students, farmers, tree growers, nursery personnel and other stakeholders who are involved in plantation forestry.

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About the author

S K Sharma

S.K. Sharma, M.A. (History), M.A. (Political Science), L.L.B., Ph.D. (London), taught Political Science to under-graduate and post-graduate students for three decades and retired as Head of the Department of Political Science, Meerut College, Meerut. Author of about fifty research papers Dr. Sharma guided Ph.D. research and attended numerous seminars in India and abroad. He obtained Ph.D. degree from London University on his now published work on Harold Laski.

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Bibliographic information

Title Big-Leaf Mahogany (Sweitenia Macrophylla King): A Tree for Wealth and Health
Format Hardcover
Date published: 19.08.2021
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789389350708
length 48p.