Mangifera L.f.


Mangas — Hindi name for the fruit. Latin ferre — to bear.

Trees. Leaves simple, alternate, entire; stipules absent. Flower clusters terminal or axillary. Flowers either bisexual or unisexual. Sepals and petals 4-5. Stamens (1-)5(-12) but generally only 1 fertile.ovary with 1 chamber. Fruit more or less ovoid, slightly asymmetric and slightly compressed drupe; seed flattened.

40-60 species from Indomalesia.

Seed; cultivars by budding and grafting.

M. indica is the commercial Mango.

Trees with large, fleshy, more or less yellow ripe fruits and displaced styles.

Mukherji (1949).

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Anacardiaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Hero image
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Sapindales
family       Anacardiaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Mangifera indica L.