Mahogany   Tree

The Central and South American mahogany is a canopy tree. It has a straight trunk and huge buttress roots at the base, and reaches an average height of 100 feet.

Unlike trees such as the fig and the cocoa, it does not produce a fleshy fruit; instead the seeds are enclosed in dry wing-shaped fruits.

Because its wood is much sought after for fine furniture, the mahogany tree is now threatened with extinction.