Mangifera cochinchinensis (PROSEA)

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Mangifera cochinchinensis Pierre

Family: Anacardiaceae

Vernacular names

  • Cambodia: svaay proong trang
  • Thailand: mamuang-kilen
  • Vietnam: xoai nu't.


Endemic in Indo-China and Thailand.


Fruits, though of inferior quality, are liked by local people.


  • Tree, 35 m tall.
  • Leaves obovate-oblong, 8-15 cm × 3-6 cm, coriaceous.
  • Stamens 5, all fertile.
  • Fruit a suboblongoid drupe, 3 cm × 1.5 cm.

In forests, flowering January-May, fruiting March-May. The species is near to extinction.

Selected sources

  • Flore du Cambodge, du Laos et du Vietnam (various authors), 1960-. Vol. 1-24. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Mukherjee, S.K., 1985. Systematic and ecogeographic studies on crop genepools 1. Mangifera L. IBPGR, Rome. 86 pp.


P.C.M. Jansen, J. Jukema, L.P.A. Oyen, T.G. van Lingen