Crotch mahogany refers to the visual grain pattern of the wood, and it often refers to a particular cut of the wood. It is derived from the center branches of a mahogany tree, where the trunk splits into two trunks away from the ground, forming a “crotch”. The grain patterns of crotch mahogany can be either “fiddle-back” or “flame” and are highly sought after in high-end furniture production and cabinet making. Crotch mahogany comes from Central and South America, including Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, Honduras and Nicaragua.