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|name=Mahogany (''Swietenia'')
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|native=The Americas<ref name="wikipedia"/>
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|sentience=Non-sentient
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[[File:Nimbushandle.jpg|thumb|250px|right|The mahogany handle of a [[Nimbus 2000]] [[broomstick|broom]].]]
 
[[File:Nimbushandle.jpg|thumb|250px|right|The mahogany handle of a [[Nimbus 2000]] [[broomstick|broom]].]]
'''Mahogany''' is a hard, reddish-brown wood. While indigineous to the West Indies, Cuba, and Honduras the trees are now protected due to logging to near extinction. Much of today's Mahogany comes from plantations in the far east. Plantations exist in India, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Fiji.<ref>{{Wikilink|Mahogany}}</ref>
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'''Mahogany''' is a hard, reddish-brown wood. While indigineous to the West Indies, Cuba, and Honduras the trees are now protected due to logging to near extinction. Much of today's Mahogany comes from plantations in the far east. Plantations exist in India, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Fiji.<ref name="wikipedia">{{Wikilink|Mahogany}}</ref>
   
Mahogany is used as [[wand]] [[wand wood|wood]] by the wandmaker [[Garrick Ollivander]]. <ref name="poa6">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', Chapter 6</ref> [[James Potter I|James Potter]]'s [[James Potter's wand|wand]] was mahogany, and was described by Ollivander as "pliable," "excellent for [[transfiguration]]," and having "a little more power" than [[Lily Evans]]'s [[Lily Evans's wand|wand]].<ref name="poa6"/>
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Mahogany is used as [[wand]] [[wand wood|wood]] by the [[wandmaker]] [[Garrick Ollivander]]. <ref name="poa6">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', Chapter 6</ref> [[James Potter I|James Potter]]'s [[James Potter's wand|wand]] was mahogany, and was described by Ollivander as "pliable," "excellent for [[transfiguration]]," and having "a little more power" than [[Lily Evans]]'s [[Lily Evans's wand|wand]].<ref name="poa6"/>
   
 
The handle of the [[Nimbus 2000]] [[broomstick]] was made of mahogany.
 
The handle of the [[Nimbus 2000]] [[broomstick]] was made of mahogany.

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Mahogany (Swietenia)
Species information
Endemic to

The Americas[1]

Sentience

Non-sentient

Usage

Wand wood

Status

Extant

Nimbushandle

The mahogany handle of a Nimbus 2000 broom.

Mahogany is a hard, reddish-brown wood. While indigineous to the West Indies, Cuba, and Honduras the trees are now protected due to logging to near extinction. Much of today's Mahogany comes from plantations in the far east. Plantations exist in India, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Fiji.[1]

Mahogany is used as wand wood by the wandmaker Garrick Ollivander. [2] James Potter's wand was mahogany, and was described by Ollivander as "pliable," "excellent for transfiguration," and having "a little more power" than Lily Evans's wand.[2]

The handle of the Nimbus 2000 broomstick was made of mahogany.

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