Mangifera indica L.

 
  • Family : ANACARDIACEAE
    (MANGO FAMILY or CASHEW FAMILY or SUMAC FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Anacardiaceae
  • Species : Mangifera indica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Mangifera indica L.
  • Common name : Mango Tree, Cuckoo's Joy
  • Vernacular name : Aam-ka-Pedh, Aam (Hin.); Mavu, Maavina mara (Kan.); Maamaram (Tam.); Maamidi chettu (Tel.); Amboo, Ambaa (Ori.); Aamra, Aamrah (San.)
  • Key identification features : A large spreading evergreen tree. Leaves are simple, oblong-lanceolate, acute or acuminate at apex. Flowers are small, bisexual, reddish-white or yellowish-green and borne on much-branched panicles. Stamens are reduced to a single fertile stamen. Fruit is a single-seeded fleshy drupe. Bark is grey-brown, furrowed, exfoliating.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : January-July
  • Native : Indo-Malesia
  • Comments : Wild in some part of Central Eastern Ghats and cultivated elsewhere. Known as 'King of Fruits'.
  • Conservation Status : Data Deficient (DD)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : India, Myanmar, Thailand, China, Malaysia; Cultivated elsewhere
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Mangifera indica. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.

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