Mangifera indica L.
|English Name:||Mango Tree|
|Synonym:||Mangifera austroyunnanensis Hu.|
|Common Name:||Cuckoos joy|
|Flowering & Fruiting Period:||January - May|
|Habitat:||Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests and also widely cultivated|
|Uses:||Fruits edible, young leaves edible, essential oil yielding, timber yielding. The leaves are astringent and odontalgic. An infusion is drunk to reduce blood pressure and as a treatment for conditions such as angina, asthma|
|Key Characteristics:||Mango trees are evergreen trees with bark dark grey. Leaves simple, alternate, clustered at the tips of branchlets, linear-oblong, margin entire. Flowers polygamous, yellowish-green, in terminal panicles. Calyx 4-5, ovate, imbricate. Petals 4-5, oblong. Stamens 4-5. Ovary sessile, superior, ovule pendulous. Fruit a drupe, yellowish-red, mesocarp fleshy, endocarp fibrous.|