Mangifera indica


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Mangifera indica
Species Authority: L.
Common Name(s):
English Mango

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
1997 Vulnerable (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The common mango has been cultivated for thousands of years and now has a pantropical distribution. Wild populations can be found in Assam, India and Myanmar, especially the Assam-Chittagong Hills.
Bangladesh; China (Fujian, Hainan, Yunnan); Indonesia (Kalimantan); Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah); Myanmar; Philippines; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Viet Nam
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There is a protected population in the biosphere reserve on the Mysore Plateau, India.

Bibliography [top]

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Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Mangifera indica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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