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Andamanica, but the flowers are entirely different. The species are not related. The leaves of normal shoots are very shortly acuminate, those of saplings have a long, blunt acumen and leaves up to 7 x 27 cm with a 7 cm long petiole. According to Pierre, the fruit, although very sour, is relished by the locals. The medium-hard wood is often used for house construction in southeastern Thailand. THAILAND. E. E. Dpt Thai. 771) (BO). INDOCHINA Vietnam: N. 2 cm); Tonkin, Annamite village E. , Balansa 4712 (P); S.
Even if it were, it may be too late. It is anticipated that intensive exploration will yield more undescribed species, especially in Sumatra, Sulawesi and the Moluccas. After Rumphius' early start, much material has been collected, mostly by Europeans. Blume (1850b) presented descriptions of 14 Indian and Malesian species, of which four were adapted from Rumphius (and mostly wrongly interpreted), but he did not present a generic subdivision. D. Hooker in 1862 (in Bentham and Hooker, 1862) who recognized two sections (but did not name them), based on the size of the flower disc: one with a disc broader than the ovary, the other with a stalk-like disc or the disc wanting.
In Sabah (N. Borneo) some are exported to Hong Kong and Singapore, where they fetch good prices, but quantities are so small that they escape the attention of foreigners. Horticulturists and fruticulturists are aware that there are many so-called wild mangoes, but their knowledge is superficial and often erroneous. , Cardwell-Johnstone Branch, PO Box 274, Tully Q 4854). g. Wester (1920) mentioned a non-existent species and in a recent book of mango diseases in the Malay Peninsula (Lim Tong Kwee and Khoo Khay Chong, 1985) an uncritical list of these is presented, copied from the Index Kewensis (sic); the authors were not aware of the existence of the modern treatment by Ding Hou (1978b).