RECORDS OF MANGIFERA SPECIES IN THAILAND
Thailand is thought to be one of the original countries of common mango (M. indica). Of all the 70 species in the genus Mangifera, a total of 20 species have been reported to exist in Thailand. Among them, M. caloneura, M. foetida, M. laurina, M. odorata, M. pentandra, and M. sylvatica were cultivated or semi-cultivated for their edible fruits in some areas in Thailand, as well as M. indica. M. collina and M. linearifolia were endemic species. The other 11 species reported to exist in Thailand were M. caesia, M. cochinchinensis, M. flava, M. gedebe, M. gracilipes, M. griffithii, M. lagenifera, M. longipetiolata, M. macrocarpa, M. oblongifolia, and M. quadrifida. Our survey in Thailand during 1995–1999, confirmed the existence of 15 species among these 20 species. The existence of M. griffithii in Thailand was a new record from our survey. Distribution areas and species diversities investigated by our survey and/or references are described for these 20 Mangifera species.
Eiadthong, W., Yonemori, K., Sugiura, A., Utsunomiya, N. and Subhadrabandhu, S. (2000). RECORDS OF MANGIFERA SPECIES IN THAILAND. Acta Hortic. 509, 213-224
Mangifera, genetic resources, germplasm, Thailand