The Mangoes

The Mangoes

Their Botany, Nomenclature, Horticulture and Utilization

1st Edition - October 26, 1993

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  • Author: A.J.G.H. Kostermans
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323159128

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The Mangoes: Their Botany, Nomenclature, Horticulture and Utilization provides a comprehensive discussion of existing mango species and their value in the common mango (Mangifera indica) industry. It covers mango species growing in very dry areas, like savannahs; species growing on inundated lands; at altitudes over 1000 m in the tropics and at higher latitudes outside the tropics; under monsoon climate conditions and under constantly wet conditions; and so-called wild species that compete in flavor with the common mango. The book begins with an overview of the genus Mangifera, covering distribution, ecology, morphology, and development. The remaining chapters discuss the phytochemistry and chemotaxonomy of the Anacardiaceae with special emphasis on Mangifera; conservation of Mangifera species; a historical overview of the development of knowledge of Mangifera; subdivision of the genus; species of uncertain position; and excluded species. The book also includes a list of references along with indexes to scientific names, vernacular names, and collection numbers. The present text was written for horticulturists and mango growers. However, it may also be useful to scientific botanists, ecologists, students, and teachers.

Table of Contents


  • Preface

    Acknowledgements

    List of illustrations

    1 The genus Mangifera L.

    2 Phytochemistry and chemotaxonomy of the Anacardiaceae with special emphasis on Mangifera

    3 Conservation

    4 A historical overview of the development of knowledge of Mangifera

    5 Subdivision of the genus

    Character states, in sequence of considered importance

    A Subgenus Mangifera

    B. Subgenus Limus (Marchand) Kosterm

    6 The species

    A. Subgenus Mangifera

    Section Marchandora Pierre

    Section Euantherae Pierre

    Section Rawa Kosterm

    Section Mangifera

    B. Subgenus Limus (Marchand) Kosterm

    7 Species of uncertain position

    8 Excluded species

    9 Selected references

    Index to scientific names

    Index to vernacular names

    Index to collection numbers




Product details

  • No. of pages: 250
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1993
  • Published: October 26, 1993
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323159128

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A.J.G.H. Kostermans

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  • yair a. Mon Apr 04 2022

    The Mango Their Botany, Nomenclature and Utilization

    The best mango book, describes the mango and its wild relatives. It’s a guide book for every geneticist who want to work with mango