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Taxon: Mangifera zeylanica (Blume) Hook. f.

Genus: Mangifera
Subgenus: Mangifera
Section: Mangifera
Family: Anacardiaceae
Subfamily: Anacardioideae
Nomen number: 23360
Place of publication: Fl. Brit. India 2:16. 1876
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 05-May-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

  • etambe  (Source: Mangoes) - Sri Lanka (Sinhala)
  • wal ambe  (Source: Mangoes) - Sri Lanka (Sinhala)
  • kaddu-ma  (Source: Mangoes) - Tamil

Distributional Range:


    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Sri Lanka (endemic)


  1. Bompard, J. M. 1993. The genus Mangifera re-discovered: the potential contribution of wild species to mango cultivation. Acta Hort. 341:69-77.
  2. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  3. Dinesh, M. R. et al. 2015. Morphological, molecular characterization and breeding for biotic and abiotic stress in mango (Mangifera indica L.). Acta Hort. 1066:37-46.
  4. Fitmawati et al. 2017. Phylogenetic analysis of mango (Mangifera) in northern Sumatra based on gene sequences of cpDNA trnL-F intergenic spacer. Biodiversitas 18:715-719. Note: biodiversitas.mipa.uns.ac.id
  5. Kostermans, A. J. G. H. & J. M. Bompard. 1993. The Mangoes. Their botany, nomenclature, horticulture and utilization 111.
  6. Warschesky, E. J. & E. J. B. von Wettberg. 2019. Population genomic analysis of mango (Mangifera indica) suggests a complex history of domestication. New Phytol. 222:2023-2037.

Check other web resources for Mangifera zeylanica (Blume) Hook. f. :

  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=23360. Accessed 8 August 2020.