J.W. Purseglove
The mango is now one of the commonest trees below 3,000 - 4,000 ft in the tropics of Africa and the Americas and it is a comparatively recent introduction in many areas. Mangoes are often grown for ornamental purposes and as roadside and avenue trees in the centre of Balem in Brazil.

A brief account of the origin and distribution of the mango is given by Purseglove (5) and a fuller account in Singh (6) and Mukherjee (4).

Purseglove, J.W. (1972). MANGOES WEST OF INDIA. Acta Hortic. 24, 172-176
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1972.24.30

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