Mangifera indica L.

Etymology Genus
Mango-bearing
Species India
Synonyms -
Common Names Indian Mango, Mango
Status Exotic: Casual
Form Tree
Native Distribution Indian subcontinent and Myanmar

Diagnostic: Mangifera indica is commonly found as a cultivated tree or remnants of abandoned plantations. It has a dense crown of foliage. The leaves are dark green and narrow. The shape, size and taste of the fruits are variable depending on the variety.

Interesting Facts: The Indian Mango is the most commonly cultivated mango species and for this reason, is synonymous with the common name of mango that everyone knows it by. In India, the tree has been cultivated for more than 4,000 years and said to have more than 1,000 varieties or cultivars (Ding Hou, 1978).

 
  Dark green, and narrow leaves.
   
 
Form of the Indian Mango, showing its dense foliage.    
 
 
Yellowish droopy young leaves.   Young fruits.

References

Ding Hou. (1978) Anacardiaceae. Flora Malesiana, 8: 395-548.

 
Posted on 17-May-2015 / Last Updated on 18-May-2015