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Mangifera odorata Kuini Kuweni Anacardiaceae
 

Kuini Kuweni, kuini, Mangifera odorata

 

Kuini Kuweni, kuini, Mangifera odorata

Mangifera odorata (also called Kuwini MangoKuini Kuweni, kuini, Mangifera odorata , Saipan Mango, or Fragrant Mango) is a species of plant in the Anacardiaceae family. It is found in Guam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Kuini or Mangifera odorata is a mango variety that is to be native to tropical Asia, specifically to West Malaysia. The fruit is light orange in colour and juicy sweet when ripe. The tree has a distinct feature, i.e. 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 kuini fruits is poisonous

Kuini (Mangifera odorata) commonly found in East Malaysia's Jungle (Borneo) has spherical, almost round shape, dark green and green when ripe. It has strong Odour which can be detected from afar.

History of cultivation
M. odorata seems to be occasionally cultivated in southern Vietnam, and on Christmas and Guam Islands. It is commonly cultivated in Borneo, Sumatra and Java.
Natural Habitat
M. odorata thrives below 1000 m in tropical areas with a fairly heavy rainfall that is equally distributed throughout the year, although it grows even with a moderate rainfall (1200 mm) provided there are no prolonged dry periods. It is found for instance on the dry islands of the western part of the Sulu Archipelago.
M. odorata has never been found in the wild. Its exact origin remains unknKuini Kuweni, kuini, Mangifera odorata own; it has not been found in the wild. It is commonly cultivated in Borneo, Sumatra and Java. It seems to be occasionally cultivated in southern Vietnam, and on Christmas and Guam Islands. In Borneo it is largely confined to the areas near coastal towns or along travel routes, suggesting relatively recent introduction. It is also found in peninsular Thailand, South Sulawesi and in the Philippines on the south coast of Mindanao, in the Sulu Archipelago and neighbouring islands.

Biophysical limits
Altitude: Below 1000 m.

Reproductive Biology
Major fruit season in West Java is from August to November.

     
     

 

  

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