Mango

 
 

Mango is native to India and Myanmar. It was introduced to Puerto Rico around 1750. In its native distribution it reaches a height of 125 feet, with a trunk 6 or more feet in diameter. The leaves measure up to 1 foot long and are golden-brown when young. Inflorescences contain thousands of small pink-yellow flowers. Fruits of the most common variety in the campus are generally up to 4.5 inches long. It flowers during winter and fruits mature during spring and summer. The generic name means bearing mangoes. The species name refers to its geographic origin.


The photographed tree is southwest of the de Diego Building. Mango is very common in the campus, the largest concentration of specimens is at the Research and Development Center.

Mangifera indica (Anarcadiaceae)