4545.000 Mangifera L.

Description of the genus

Trees. Leaves alternate, simple, petiolate with the petiole thickened at base, entire. Flowers in terminal or subterminal panicles, polygamous. Sepals (4-)5. Petals 4-5 with 1-5 prominent nerves, the central prolonged like a crest at the base of the internal face. Stamens 5-10, 1(-2) fertile, the others sterile. Ovary ± spherical, 1-locular. Style and stigma 1. Drupe (the mango fruit) ovoid, fleshy with a fibrous, woody endocarp. Seeds oblong-ovoid, flattened.

Worldwide: c. 40-60 species in Indomalesia

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Mangifera indica

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indica L.C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Mangifera:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Mangifera
Flora of Mozambique: Mangifera | cultivated Mangifera
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Mangifera

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Mangifera
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Mangifera
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Mangifera
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Mangifera
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Mangifera

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Mangifera.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=878, retrieved 27 August 2014

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