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

Zambia: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Other sources of information about Mangifera:

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Flora of Caprivi: Mangifera
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Mangifera
Flora of Malawi: Mangifera
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Mangifera
Flora of Mozambique: Mangifera
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Mangifera
Flora of Zimbabwe: Mangifera
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Mangifera

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Mangifera
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Mangifera
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Mangifera
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Mangifera
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Mangifera
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Mangifera
JSTOR Plant Science: Mangifera
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Mangifera
Plants of the World Online: Mangifera
Tropicos: Mangifera
Wikipedia: Mangifera

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated plants: genus page: Mangifera.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=878, retrieved 24 September 2023

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