Mangifera indica (species)

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Scope note
Species of large tree indigenous to eastern Asia, Myanmar (Burma), and Assam state of India. It appears to have been domesticated about 2,000 BCE in India, then brought to East Asia in the 5th century BCE. It produces a sweet orange-colored drupe fruit, one of the most important and widely cultivated fruits of the tropical world. The fruit varies greatly depending upon the variety, from those the size of plums to others weighing 4 to 5 pounds.
Mangifera indica
Accepted term: 08-Jul-2024