MANGO MALFORMATION - A REVIEW OF WORK DONE AT THE HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE, SAHARANPUR, INDIA
However, the greatest damage is caused to panicles on which the main symptom is the total or partial suppression of flowers by formation of small leaf rudiments. If flowers are present there may be little or no fruit set. There are many variations in the symptoms produced on the inflorescence. Various grades from a totally malformed and compact type to a loose form are found. It is quite common to find a few malformed spikes in an otherwise healthy inflorescence or vice-versa. The percentage of bisexual flowers was found to be much less in affected panicles than in the normal ones.