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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/22/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 3/22/2013)
Genus Mangifera L.
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. 200, 1753
Reference Gen. P1. ed. 5, 93, 1754.
Description Trees, often attaining great size. Leaves petiolate, the blades simple and en- tire. Panicles terminal, large, the bracts deciduous. Flowers X, the pedicels artic- ulated; calyx-lobes 4-5, imbricate, deciduous; petals 4-5, free or adnate to the disc, imbricate, the nerves often ridged ventrally; stamens usually 5 (rarely 10-12), with 1 fertile and much larger than the rest (rarely with 2, 3 or all 5 fertile); disc extrastaminal, 4-5-lobed, tumid or less frequently much reduced; ovary 1-car- pellate, 1-locular, the solitary ovule affixed just above the base of the locule, the style excentric. Fruit a fleshy drupe with a large, compressed seed. A genus of about 53 species indigenous to tropical and subtropical Asia; one species is cultivated throughout the tropics of the Old and New World (including Panama) for its edible fruit.
Habit Trees
Reference Mukherji, S., A monograph on the genus Mangif era L. Lloydia 12: 73-136, 1949.
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