Tree Id confirmation : Spondias mangifera : 13May2008Raghu2

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raghu ananth

May 12, 2008, 11:38:07 PM5/12/08
Family: Anacardiaceae
Spondias mangifera
Local Name: Amate
Number of Spondias mangifera trees spotted : 4
Location: Chandagal Village, Mysore dist.
Habitat: coconut and areca farm
Date Spotted: 6 April 2008
Flowering: No
Fruiting: No
The fruits of this tree are used in making pickles.
This particular tree species in this habitat appear huge and have reached great heights.

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J.M. Garg

May 22, 2008, 3:47:15 AM5/22/08
to raghu ananth,
Spondias mangifera is a Synonym of Spondias pinnata . Here are some extracts from Wikipedia link:

Spondias is a genus of flowering plants of the family Anacardiaceae. The genus consists of 17 described species, 7 of which are native to the Neotropics and about 10 are native to tropical Asia.

Spondias dulcis, fruit, section and seed
Spondias dulcis, fruit, section and seed

They are deciduous or semi-evergreen trees growing to 25 m tall. The leaves are spirally arranged, pinnate, rarely bipinnate or simple. The fruit is a drupe similar to a small mango (in the related genus Mangifera), 4-10 cm long, ripening yellow or orange.

About 10 species of Spondias bear edible fruits and have been domesticated for fruit production. The fruit has a single seed.

The name of the city of Bangkok, Thailand is believed to derive from makok (มะกอก), the Thai name for the fruit of Spondias mombin.

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