Mangifera indica L.

Family 科

  • Anacardiaceae 漆樹科

Growing Habits 生長習性

  1. Climbing method 攀緣方式
  2. Not applicable 不適用


  • 10 - 20 m

Stems, Branches and Branchlets

  1. Type 類型
  2. To be determined 有待確定
  1. Bark 樹皮
  2. To be determined 有待確定
  1. Habit 習性
  2. To be determined 有待確定
  1. Shape 形狀
  2. To be determined 有待確定
  1. Gland 腺體
  2. Absent 無
  1. Lenticel 皮孔
  2. To be determined 有待確定
  1. Armature 針刺
  2. Absent 無

Leaf/Leaflet Length

  • 葉 
  • 12 - 20 cm
  • 小葉 
  • To be determined 有待確定

Leaf/Leaflet Width

  • 葉 
  • 3.5 - 6.5 cm
  • 小葉 
  • To be determined 有待確定

Infloresence diameter/length

  • 20 - 35 cm

Sepal/calyx length

  • 2.5 - 3 mm

Petal/Corolla length

  • 3.5 - 4 mm

Fruit diameter/length

  • 5 - 15 cm

Supplementary information

Panicle pubescent. Flower with 1 fertile stamen and 4 staminodes. Petals light yellow or white, later turning to purple, oblong or oblong-lanceolate, 2 times as long as calyx-lobes, glabrous, recurved at anthesis. Drupe ellipsoidal to nearly kidney-shape, color green, yellow to red; with yellow, fleshy, edible mesocarp. Flowering in spring, fruiting in summer. The fruits of the species can be used for winemaking and also preserved in vinegar. Fruit skin can be applied as folk medicine to induce urination and relieve vomiting; nuclei of the fruit can dispel wind and relieve vomiting. Bark and leaves can used as dye for yellow color. The wood of it is hard and sea-water-proof, can be used for the production of furniture or boats.

Links to database for literature reviews :

Links to database for literature reviews :




  1. Flora of Hong Kong: Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
  1. Flora of China. Vol 9 (2003): Science Press, Beijing Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis
  1. Flora Republicae Popularis Sinicae (中國植物志): Science Press, Beijing

Acknowledgement 鳴謝:

Wu Jieh Yee Charitable Foundation Native Plant Resources and Database in Hong Kong