Mangoes and their place on planet Earth

In case the botanist in you needs to know…

  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Order: Sapindales
  • Family: Anacardiaceae flowing plants bearing fruits that are drupes and some being highly poisonous. Examples: cashew, poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, pistachio, smoke tree (native to southeastern USA), and marula (native to Africa). And btw, need a primer on pronouncing Anacardiaceae?   Go to:
  • Genus: Mangifera
  • Species: M. indica
  • Binomial Name: Mangifera indica

There.  Now you know!

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