由細到大都聽到「紅木傢俬」，對英文 mahogany 也有很深刻的印象。現在才將兩名字與活生生的真物連起來。
every time i read interior magazines or classical novels, mahogany always appear in houses of high taste or deep in history. the term comes to me with the colour of deep burgundy and an antique sweet hint of fragrance. there is however no real-life connection until recently.
this mama west indies mahagony is at the hong kong cemetery. it is more than 130 years old.
west indies mahagony is native to caribbean. even the climate here is suitable for this species, it is not commonly planted. so this tree is rare and very much valuable. admire the majestic posture, the round solid trunk and the bronzy scallop shape scales.
桃花心木 west indies mahagony (swietenia mahagoni) – kingdom: plantae 植物界 | (unranked): angiosperms | (unranked): eudicots (unranked): rosids | order: sapindales 無患子目 | family: meliaceae 楝科 | genus: swietenia 桃花心木屬 | species: s. mahagoni 小葉桃花心木