Mangifera odorata

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Mangifera odorata
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Anacardiaceae
Genus: Mangifera
Species:
M. odorata
Binomial name
Mangifera odorata

Mangifera odorata (commonly known as kwini,[3] kweni, kuweni, kuwini, or Saipan mango[2]) is a species of plant in the family Anacardiaceae. It is native to Guam, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam[1] and cultivated in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

Kwini or Mangifera odorata is a mango species that is native to tropical Asia. The fruit is light orange in colour and juicy sweet when ripe. The tree emits a fragrant resinous smell. The tree flowers throughout the year and the flowers too are strongly scented with its fragrance. The sap on unripe kwini fruits is poisonous. The fruits are spherical, almost round in shape, dark green to green when ripe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mangifera odorata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1998: e.T31401A9630399. 1998. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1998.RLTS.T31401A9630399.en. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Mangifera odorata". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Mangifera odorata". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 27 May 2017.

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