Scientific Name of Mango

Mangifera indica

Mango is a flowering plant that belongs to the family Anacardiaceae which also includes cashews, poison ivy and hog plum. It is indigenous to the Indian subcontinent, with hundreds of cultivated varieties. The tree is relatively large, usually growing over 90 feet in height. It is also quite wide – with specimens being measured over 80 feet. The tree also has simple alternate lanceolate leaves that range between 12-15 inches in length. Before maturity, the leaves are yellow-green or copper in colour; once matured, the leaves turn deep green, with a leathery, glossy texture.

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