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Chloroxylon swietenia
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Subfamily: Rutoideae
Genus: Chloroxylon

Chloroxylon is a genus of trees in the family Rutaceae.[1][2] The genus comprises two species, both desired for their wood as high quality tropical timber and heavily exploited.[citation needed]

It has rough and spongy outer bark. Timber is very tough and durable. It has a typical unpleasant smell.



  1. ^ "Chloroxylon". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanical Gardens Kew. Retrieved 2018-11-25.
  2. ^ Morton, Cynthia M.; Telmer, Cheryl (October 2014). "New Subfamily Classification for the Rutaceae". Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. 99 (4): 620–641. doi:10.3417/2010034. S2CID 85667129.
  3. ^ "Timberline Exotic Hardwoods | Specialist Timber - Sri Lanka Satinwood".
  4. ^ "Exotic Hard Woods | Specialist Timber - Madagascar Satinwood". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-01-06.