Philippine mahogany is a common name for several different species of trees and their wood.
- Botanically, the name refers to the species Toona calantasToonaToona is a genus of five species of trees in the mahogany family, Meliaceae, native from Afghanistan south to India, and east to North Korea, Papua New Guinea and eastern Australia...
in the mahogany family Meliaceae.
- In the US timber trade, it is often applied to wood of the genus ShoreaShoreaShorea is a genus of about 196 species of mainly rainforest trees in the family Dipterocarpaceae. The genus is named after Sir John Shore, the Governor-General of the British East India Company, 1793-1798. They are native to southeast Asia, from Northern India to Malaysia, Indonesia and the...
in the dipterocarp family Dipterocarpaceae; however, it is not a mahogany.