FREQUENT CURIOSITIES:

WHICH KHAYA IS SUITABLE FOR MY REGION?

Each Khaya species adapts better to a region, in general the Grandifoliola adapts well in almost all of Brazil, if it is a very arid region, Senegalensis will be more suitable. The evaluation of a technician is required.

WHERE CAN I GET SEEDLINGS / SEEDS?

Contact our Association, we have qualified members who can provide them in almost all of Brazil. Our associates who supply seedlings are:

Contact our Association, we have qualified members who can provide them in almost all of Brazil. Our associates who supply seedlings are:

Actually, no problem. Most of the plantations come from the mother trees of Grandifoliola, from Embrapa do Pará. However, over the years, new seeds arrived in Brazil and other trees that were identified as being different from Grandifoliola also produced seeds that were disseminated without much control of what species they would be. After the arrival of Dr Gaël, the greatest specialist in Khayas today, it became known that there are other species planted and perhaps even new species may have appeared from these mixtures. Several discussions have already arisen between producers on this issue, and what Dr. Gaël himself noted is that all of them are Khayas, and that the commercialization, even of African Mahogany, is done without much distinction of species, which should not be a reason for much concern for producers.  

DO I NEED A LICENSE TO PLANT AFRICAN MAHOGANY?

The new Forestry Code (Federal Law nº 12.651 / 2012), which provides for the protection of native vegetation, establishes that, as it is an exotic (non-native) species, this type of planting does not depend on authorization. However, it is mandatory that the activity be informed to the competent bodies:  

Art. 35, § 1: “The planting or reforestation with native forest species does not require prior authorization, provided that the limitations and conditions established by this Law are observed, and must be informed to the competent body, within a period of up to 1 (one) year, for purposes of origin control. ”Since the establishment of this law in 2012, the forms for registering plantations in Minas Gerais had not yet been made available. The guidelines were only recently established in February 2020, by Ordinance 28 of the State Forestry Institute (IEF) of Minas Gerais. See the complete ordinance here. http://www.siam.mg.gov.br/sla/download.pdf?idNorma=51046

All the technical data of the khaya species cited in this text were taken from the book “African Mahogany (khaya spp.): News and perspectives of cultivation in Brazil”, published in 2019 by Embrapa.

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