Warner, Robert M. Department of Horticulture, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii.
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A tree (Mangifera indica) of the family Anacardiaceae that originated in the Indo-Burma region of Asia and is now grown throughout the tropical and subtropical areas of the world. The mango is a medium to large evergreen tree (see illustration); it produces a dense, round canopy, with leaves up to 15 in. (38 cm) in length and 2.5 in. (6.3 cm) in width, which are reddish brown when young and dark green when mature. The tree puts down a deep taproot and has many fibrous roots near the surface. Small, pinkish-white flowers which range from 600 to 2000 in number and which are mostly staminate (male) grow on large terminal panicles. See also: Fruit, tree; Sapindales
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