Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Mangifera indica
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999; Lorence & Wagner, 2020.
   Anacardiaceae -- The Mango Family Bibliography
      Mangifera indica

Common name(s): mango, manako, manako meneke, meneke
General Information
DistributionNative to Asia, widely cultivated in practically all tropical and some subtropical regions.In the Hawaiian Islands, naturalized on Ni`ihau, Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Lana`i, Maui, Kaho`olawe, Hawai`i.

Evergreen tree, 10–40 m tall, crown large and spreading.
Leaves leathery, petiolate; blade oblong-lanceolate, 5–32 cm long, 1.5–10 cm wide, glabrous, margin usually undulate, entire, apex acute to long acuminate; petiole 1–8 cm long.
Inflorescences paniculate, terminal, 20‒35 cm, glabrous to tomentose-pilose; bracts ca. 1.5 mm, lanceolate pubescent. Flowers on pedicel 1.5–3 mm; sepals 2–3 mm, pilose; petals greenish white or tinged purple, 3.5–4 mm, tips recurved; stamens (1–)4–5, only 1(2) fertile.
Fruit asymmetrical, green with yellow spots or yellowish green to yellowish orange, at maturity sometimes with a purple to red blush, oblong-subreniform, 5–15 cm long, 6–8 cm thick, mesocarp orange, thick, and juicy.
Seed 5–7 cm long.
2n = 40.
Some people are allergic to the mango plant. The wood is used for bowls and other objects, and the fruit is popular eaten raw, ripe or unripe.
Nancy Khan