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Mangifera indica L.


Description from Flora of China

Mangifera austroyunnanensis Hu.

Trees, 10-20 m tall; branchlets brown, glabrous. Petiole 2-6 cm, grooved apically, inflated basally; leaf blade oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 12-30 × 3.5-6.5 cm, leathery, deep green adaxially, light green abaxially, glabrous on both sides, base cuneate to obtuse, margin entire, undulate, apex acute to long acuminate, lateral veins 20-25 pairs, midrib prominent on both sides, reticulate venation obscure. Inflorescence paniculate, terminal, 20-35 cm, glabrous to tomentose-pilose; bracts ca. 1.5 mm, lanceolate pubescent. Pedicels 1.5-3 mm, articulate. Sepals ovate-lanceolate, 2.5-3 × ca. 1.5 mm, glabrous to pubescent, acuminate. Petals light yellow with prominent red tree-shaped pattern adaxially, oblong or oblong-lanceolate, 3.5-4 × ca. 1.5 mm, glabrous, recurved at anthesis. Fertile stamen 1, ca. 2.5 mm, with ovate anther; staminodes 4, 0.7-1 mm. Disk inflated, fleshy, 5-lobed. Ovary oblique, ovate, ca. 1.5 mm in diam. at anthesis; style ca. 2.5 mm, eccentric. Drupe oblong to subreniform, greenish yellow to red, 5-10 × 3-4.5 cm; fleshy mesocarp bright yellow; endocarp ± compressed. Fl. Mar-Apr, fr. May-Jul.

This species is a popular tropical fruit tree with more than a hundred cultivars.

Cultivated; 200-1400 m. S Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Taiwan, S Yunnan [native to continental SE Asia; cultivated in tropical regions worldwide].

生活型: 乔木

栽培植物: 栽培

特征: 乔木;

花期: 4

果期: 7

生境: 栽培或逸生林中

用途: 著名热带果树,果供食用;又供药用,果皮为利尿缓下剂,果核疏风止咳,叶研末可助家畜消食健胃、止泻;木材耐海水泡浸,供作船泊、车辆、家具等用;树皮及叶可提黄色染料;又可庭园行道树种

门中名: 种子植物门

亚门中名: 被子植物亚门

纲中名: 双子叶植物纲


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