Mangifera sylvatica (PROSEA)

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Mangifera sylvatica Roxb.

Family: Anacardiaceae

Vernacular names

  • Burma: hseng-neng-thayet
  • Thailand: muang-kluai, ma-muang-pa.


India, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia.


The small fruits are edible with sweet and sour taste.


  • Tree, up to 24 m tall.
  • Leaves lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, coriaceous.
  • Flowers white, 1 fertile stamen.
  • Fruit an ovoid drupe, beaked, smaller than the common mango, yellow, fibrous.

In lowland primary and secondary forests on hillsides, flowering in January-March and September-October, fruiting in May-June and in December-January.

Selected sources

  • 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