mango Anacardiaceae Mangifera indica
Leaf:ternate, simple, evergreen, lanceolate, shiny dark green with a yellow mid-vein, to over a foot long, drooping appearance; margins entire; emergent leaves are red to orange.
Flower:Species is dioecious, showy white to pink with 5 petals, borne on large pink terminal panicles over a foot long; appearing winter to early spring.
Fruit:A large edible fleshy drupe with thin green/red/yellow skin and orange/yellow flesh; contains a large pit that does not easily separate from the flesh.
Twig:Stout, green-brown; buds scaly green.
Bark:Initially smooth gray-brown, becoming irregularly ridged and furrowed.
Form:A small tree to 50 feet tall with a dense rounded crown.