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Mango

Mangifera indica

Foliage and inflorescence of Mango, Mangifera indica, from Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed blooming in December, 2012 at Kitale, Kenya, Africa.

TREE: Mature trees attain massive proportions with dense canopy of dark green leaves.

FLOWERS: The flowers have small white to cream petals, but are borne in large, panicled clusters.

LEAVES: The shiny, smooth leaves are simple and elongate in shape. The leaves usually taper to a point.

RANGE: Mangos of several cultivars are widely planted across Kenya and around the tropics. The plant originates in India.

FRUIT: The fruits contain one large seed.

UNARMED. However, many sumacs have irritating resins.

Anacardiaceae -- Sumac Family

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Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Created on 19 February 2013