Common name: Mango
Malay name: Mangga
Scientific name: Mangifera indica L.
Conservation status: Cultivated, Naturalised, Introduced (Indian subcontinent)
A tree that grows up to 45 m tall. It has an upright, columnar trunk. Leaves are spirally-arranged, long and slightly elliptical. The flower clusters can consist of about 3000 tiny, whitish flowers. The fruit is is yellowish green or red, egg-shaped and single seeded.
Habit: Perennial tree
Cultivation: It is planted by seeds or grafting
Ecological function: The flowers of this tree attract pollinators. Its fruits are food source for birds and mammals. Its crown provides shelter for wildlife
Pollinator: Bees, bats, flies, ants
Soil: Sand, loam, clay, organic soils
Moisture: Well-drained soils
Shade: No shade
Use: The unripe fruits are made into pickles while the ripe fruits are eaten raw or made into dessert.