Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A.Juss., Mém. Mus. Hist. Nat. 19: 249 1830. (Syn: Swietenia senegalensis Desv.);
It has been reported that folk medicine utilizes the bark of Khaya to treat ailments in cattle. In India, Khaya senegalensis has gained popularity as an avenue plant due to its ornamental foliage and good shade provision.
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Please Identify this tree in Aurangabad: Date :24th April 2011 Time: 6PM
Location- Aurangabad, Maharashtra Altitude: 900Mtrs aprx
Habitat- Wild
Plant Habit- Large Tree
Height/Length- 25mtr
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- as seen in photo
Inflorescence Type/ Size- as seen in photo
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-as seen in photo
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- not found
Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- no idea

This is Khaya senegalensis

Yes it is Khaya senegalensis (Ders.) A. Juss. in Mem. Mus. Par. 19: 249, 1830; Singh et al, Fl. Mah. St. 1: 513, 2000.
Synonym: Swietenia senegalensis Desr. in Lam. Encycl. 3: 679, 1791.
flowering right now in Pune too.

Attached is a photo of the inflorescence of Khaya senegalensis.
Botanical Name: Khaya sengealensis
Common Name: African Mahogany
Family: Meliaceae
Location: Khaya Avenue near Heritage Garden, Hiranandani Powaii (Mumbai, Maharashtra)
Date: 09-06-2011
Khaya is a genus of seven tree species, all native to Africa and Madagascar.
It has been reported that folk medicine utilizes the bark of Khaya to treat ailments in cattle. In India, Khaya senegalensis has gained popularity as an avenue plant due to its ornamental foliage and good shade provision.
The location of this particular photo, i.e. Hiranandani (Powaii), has an avenue named after the plant due to there being more than 50 trees planted along the road.
While the flowering of the plant is not well sighted, there were two specimens which had 2-3 inflorescence.
Unfortunately due to the height of tree, the photos aren’t of particularly good quality.

ID 111011 SB01: Attachments (3)
Location – Mumbai
Form – Tree
Non flowering stage
Date – 17th September, 2011
The arrangement of leaves in this tree is very prominent..
Have seen it before but not able to recall
Please help with the ID

Yes Khaya senegaleansis is most likely.
A cute ringed butterfly is seen perching on the leaf.

The butterfly is the Common Fourring.

African Mahogany is a majestic, tall tree, native to Africa. 
It is a tree with shining leaves, up to 100 ft tall, with wide dense crown and thick trunk. 
Leaves are compound, with leaflets usually drying pale glaucous green, 3-4 pairs, oblong or oblong-elliptic, more than twice as long as broad, rounded or blunt or sometimes pointed at the tip, 6-12 cm long, 2-5 cm broad.
Flowers are normally have parts in fours. Sepals are pale green, petals and staminal tube are cream colored, the latter pinkish below.
Fruit is normally 4-valved, 4-6 cm in diameter.

It was spectacular to look when the new leaves came.


ID please: CR110112: Attachments (1)
Location: KEM Hospital, Pune
Date: 3 Jan 2012

This looks like Khaya senegalensis.

Khaya senegalensis


March 2013. requesting identification of this roadside tall tree in Pune camp area. No flowers or fruits were seen. Many such trees are along the roadside on the road perpendicular to Pune-Satara road. None of them are flowering at present

Perhaps it is a kind of Melia.

This could be Khoya [Khaya senegalensis].

Yes looks like Khaya senegalensis a very popular tree for roadside plantation by PMC few years back.

Many thanks … for the Id. Yes I am seeing many such trees all over the city.

Tree ID request – RK111 – 04-Jul-2013 : Attachments (2). 5 posts by 4 authors.

I have been very busy on the work front and posting here after a long gap. Requesting identification of this tree seen in Karjat. I did not see any flowers and fruits.

Khaya senegalensis, Meliaceae.

This could be the African Mahogany [Khaya senegalensis] locally called Khoya. It is an exotic.

Requesting to please ID this huge tree captured in the precinct of Shaniwarwada, Pune in May 2014.
It was not in the flowering or fruiting state, at only one place, I found some buds.

There were many such trees in the area.

Khaya senegalensis


Fruit for identification: 19062014MK :: June001 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).

Please help me in identifying this fruit. The picture took by my friend.
Location: Puducherry @ 10m asl

Date: 15 June 2014

Khaya senegalensis



Tree For ID : Mumbai : 08JUN15 : AK-6 : 06/06 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6) 

A large tree seen in a Mumbai garden.

Id please.

Khaya senegalensis



kaya senegalensis: 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)- 2 Mb each. 

Found in Pondicherry Botanical Garden.
I think this should be available in Bengaluru also.


12112010-PR3-In Chennai- for ID: This big tree was  growing in a Govt Park in Chennai.
Last month, there were no fruit on it though I had seen plenty of fruit on
the Mahogany trees in Bangalore.
Is it a Sweitenia mahagoni?
Are they not likely to bloom or fruit in Chennai?

could it be Simarouba glauca? not sure but!

Could be Sweitenia macrophylla.  But cannot be confirmed till flowers and fruits are observed.

chance for Simarouba glauca not for Sweitenia

It looks like Khaya senegalensis (Desr.) A. Juss

I re-checked the Google sites and found a pic of a  Khaya senegalensis, planted as a street tree at Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam, which matches the trunk of my tree. Please confirm if the leaves also match.

I think .. is correct, It is Khaya senegalensis-African mahogany. I have seen the same in Mumbai, but smaller trees.  The very distinct bark, ashy, scaly, pink tinged and the long, compound  leaves at the end of the twigs, indicative of the same. Please check the pictures and  info in ‘Trees of Delhi’ , pg :236


Please help identify evergreen tree : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)- around 800 kb each. 

Please  help identify evergreen tree. Pics are attached.

Location- Mumbai.
Date- 17-May-2018.
Someone has planted it one or two years back.
The place it is growing has two to three feet soil and under the soil, there is deep layer (8 feet) of cement concrete debris.

Could be Filicium decipiens (Fern Tree) looking at the 3rd photograph (across). But cannot confirm.

Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A.Juss. [Meliaceae].


Tree identification : 22 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1)- 1 MB. 

Please identify this tree.

Ficus sp. ?

Not Ficus Sir.

is this in india? naturally occurring. planted? seems some arborist has been looking after it for a while, thats almost a non-occurrence in our urban areas. so where is it?

Does it contain latex ?

Yes. This inf. is required.

Meliaceae by any chance?

Pl. give us the place and date for id.

Calophyllum sp??? though i have not seen such bleached white bark on one of these. yet its possible

Madam sorry. This is not Calophyllum.

In Hulhumale, Maldives. This is not native to this place.

I think this you should have given in the beginning itself, as everybody was thinking of some urban place in India. I think wasted efforts of everybody.

yes true but somewhat thick and may be leathry leaves made me wonder. i am stumped and the case presentor is not very helpful or forthcoming with info. it was like pulling teeth to get the location from him. i like to go hunt for diagnosis but the originator has to be helpful too. i jumped into this case but in future i may not participate in his cases

I understand, the initial information you got was insufficient. I apologize for that.

This tree is 12 to 14 year old. Not flowered yet.

Not sure. Could be a Khaya. Meliaceae

Khaya senegalensis??

Thanks, … for the id.
I also feel these images are close to images at Khaya senegalensis

Fruit and seeds of this year (2021).

1 image

Tree for ID : Nasik : 23JAN21 : AK-26
A tree with fruits seen today (23.1.21) in Nasik.

Swietenia sp.

Is it Khaya senegalensis?

Yes, it’s …, (= Swietenia senegalensis Desr.),

Thanks … … has also confirmed the same.


Tree for Id -ID08022021SH1
3 images.

Tree for Id pl. It’s almost 100 feet tall and evergreen tree in front of my cousin.Whenever i visit Pune, I have always seen this green and dense.
Location – Pune

Date – 01.08.2017

Xylia xylocarpa

Possible, but need to wait for the onset of  flowers to confirm. Nevertheless, the tree is very luxuriant. Great catch.

Please follow for its flowers and pods.

I will check with my cousin whether he has any old photos of flowers and pods as I am unsure of visiting there immediately. Can you please let me know the flowering time of the tree ? Indeed the tree is very soothing to the eyes.

Observe in October-January

Please check for Khaya senegalensis

Thanks … Yes, the leaves resemble Mahogany.


(01/May/2021 ART 3) Is this Khaya senegalensis?: 13 images.
Date: 01/May/2021

Place: Palani, Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu
May I know if this is Khaya senegalensis?

I guess correct ID ! Khaya senegalensis

Can you please post the better closeup of the flowers and leaves (foliage).

Please find attached some more pictures of the tree. Kindly let me know if these are useful to ID the tree.
8 images.

Beautiful photographs ! For me your ID is correct.


Regarding identification of the tree species place khurda odisha: 5 images.
Pl. check Meliaceae:

It’s Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A.Juss.

Yes br.

Maybe as per images at

I am not sure.