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NATURE & GASTRONOMY

  

 

 

  mahogany

 

Thailand

Mahogany is a large tree that grows up to 25 meters high, and which is famed for its dark-coloured hardwood. In Thai, it is generally known as mahokkanih.

 

The tree is most easily recognized by its woody seed pods that when ripe break open from the bottom.

 

  mahogany

 

  mahogany

 

There are two genuine varieties, of which the one is known as Small-leaf Mahogany and the other as Big-leaf Mahogany.