Just as I intimated in my new Tree of the month page I am starting a new section on here and this month’s tree is…..
Magnifera Indica also known as Mango.
I will disseminate information in small articles throughout this month on things you didn’t know about the Mango tree. Articles ranging from:
- History of the tree, localization, where it is grown, its different species
- Facts about the mango tree: height, tree cover
- How it can be cultivated, duration of its growth, season of the mango
- Pictures, Lots of pictures.
- Fun facts about mango abbl..
Magnifera Indica is a fleshy stone fruit tree, it belongs to the flowering plant family of Anacardiaceae and it is native to South Asia and can be found in most sub-tropical and tropical regions like our Nigeria. They are evergreen trees and their leaves are orange-pink when they start to grown and change to dark red as it matures and finally green at its full length of 15-35cm. There are over 400 varieties.
Common name: Mango tree
Botanical name: Magnifera Indica
Height of tree: 35-40 metres high
Tree cover: 5-10 metres
Yoruba name for mango is mangoro, Igbo name is popo (take this with a pinch of salt as the only reliable information I found was on Nairaland).
Its the season, enjoy.
love and everything green