Description: Trees, polygamous.
Leaves alternate, simple, margins entire.
Inflorescences terminal and/or axillary, paniculate. Flowers bisexual and male on same plants. Sepals usually 5. Petals usually 5. Fertile stamens mostly 1 or 2; staminodes sometimes present. Ovary 1-locular, abortive in male flowers.
Fruit a drupe; exocarp leathery; mesocarp fleshy; endocarp woody and fibrous; seed with testa free from endocarp.
Distribution and occurrence: World: c. 35 species, India to Solomon Is. Australia: 1 species (naturalized)
The Mango is widely cultivated in tropical countries for its edible fruit.
Text by M. J. Taylor
|One species in NSW: Mangifera indica|