Mangifera indica

Mangifera indica

Mangifera indica

(Mango)

FAMILY

Anacardiaceae

Species

Mangifera indica

Common name

Mango

Flower colour; life form

White; tree

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

Originally from Asia several mango trees can be found on campus. A mature tree has a large dense green canopy with flushes of new growth appearing periodically. This new growth is reddish-brown or coppery in appearance. The small, white flowers are borne in panicles, the fruit is a drupe. Flowering spring, fruiting usually about November but there is great variation and depends on the season and cultivar. This plant is a relative of the North American poison ivy and contains similar toxins. This resin is released when parts of the plant are broken and may produce a reaction in susceptible people.

Additional Photos

Image of Mango fruit