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  Mangifera odorata
  Family Name : Anacardiaceae

  Synonyms : Mangifera foetida var. kawini, Mangifera oblongifolia, Mangifera foetida var. odorata, Mangifera foetida var. mollis, Mangifera foetida var. bombom

  Common Names : Saipan Mango, Fragrant Mango, Kuini, Kweni, Kuweni, Kuwini, Wani

Saipan Mango,Fragrant Mango,Kuini,Kweni,Kuweni,Kuwini,Wani
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Tree (Medium (16m-30m); Small (6m-15m))
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Maximum Height :
      10 m to 20 m
  • Biogeography
    • Local Conservation Status :
      Native to Singapore
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Tree with a conical crown up to 15 m tall.
      Trunk: Trunk is straight with grey bark.
      Foliage: Smooth, oval-oblong leaves have entire leaf margin. They smell like fresh resin.
      Flowers: The flowers, like the leaves, smell like fresh resin. They are arranged in a pyramidal inflorescence known as a terminal panicle (15-50 cm long). Small flowers (6 mm wide) are composed of 5-6 lanceolate, yellow and light pink petals. The yellow base of the petals turns dark red. 
      Fruits: Ripe fruits are yellowish green and smell like mangoes (10-13 cm long, 6-9 cm wide). The flesh is sweet, juicy and yellow-orange.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Edible Plant Parts (Edible Fruits)
      Food (Fruit & Vegetable: The fruit is sometimes eaten unripe in salads or added to smoothies. The skin contains a bitter latex sap and is best peeled off thickly.; Herb & Spice)
      Edible Plant Parts (Edible Fruits), Medicinal
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Fragrant (Flowers: Day; Fruits)
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Smooth, Glossy / Shiny, Raised / Sunken Veins
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      Brown, Pink, Red
      Inflorescence Type :
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      [Remarks] (Yellowish Green)
      Mature Fruit Texture(s) :
      Fruit Classification :
      Simple Fruit
      Fruit Type :
      Fleshy Fruit (Non-Accessory Fruit: Drupe)
      Seed Quantity per Fruit :
      Few (1-5)
The information given on this website has been compiled from reference works on medicinal plants and/or pron only. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Reliance on this information is strictly at your own risk. You should always consult your physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.

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