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Product: Mango

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   Mango belongs to the category Food crops
   and originated in South Asia

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MANGO

Mangifera indica L. (Anacardiaceae).

Given its scientific name by Carolus Linnaeus in 1753, described from a book about Malabar Islands' plants written in 1683 by a Dutch traveller Henrik Adriaan van Rheede tot Draakestein.

Originally from India.

Life form: long-lived tree.

Parts used: edible fruit.

Ploidy level: diploid.

  

Original watercolour by M.B.L. Cockburn (1829-1928) held in the Manuscript Collection of the General Library at the Natural History Museum, London. (Mangifera indica L. - Mango)