Mangifera inocarpoides (PROSEA)

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Mangifera inocarpoides Merr. & Perry

Family: Anacardiaceae


New Guinea, wild and sometimes cultivated.


Fruits are edible.


  • Tree, up to 12 m tall.
  • Leaves elliptic to lanceolate, 11-26 cm × 4-8 cm, subcoriaceous.
  • Flowers white, stamens 4, 1 fertile.
  • Fruit an obliquely subrotund drupe, much compressed, 6.5-8 cm × 6 cm, flesh fibrous.
  • Seed labyrinthine.

In lowland rain forest along rivers and creeks, flowering from July to December, fruiting from November to January. Closely allied to M. gedebe , but species is badly known.

Selected sources

  • Bompard, J.M. & Kostermans, A.J.G.H., 1985. Wild Mangifera species in Kalimantan, Indonesia. In: Mehra, K.L. & Sastrapradja, S. (Editors): Proceedings of the International Symposium on South East Asian Plant Genetic Resources, 20-24 August 1985, Jakarta. Lembaga Biologi Nasional LIPI, Bogor. pp. 172-174.
  • Mukherjee, S.K., 1985. Systematic and ecogeographic studies on crop genepools 1. Mangifera L. IBPGR, Rome. 86 pp.
  • van Steenis, C.G.G.J. et al. (Editors), 1950-. Flora Malesiana. Series 1. Vol. 1, 4-10. Centre for Research and Development in Biology, Bogor, Indonesia, and Rijksherbarium, Leiden, the Netherlands. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Boston, London.


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