Mango taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Mango fruit (Mangifera Indica) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Mango as it is a combination of genus (Mangifera) and species (M. indica). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Rosidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Mango is Anacardiaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Mango
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Mango that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Mango Facts are:
- A mango tree can bear fruits even after the age of 300 years.
- Height of a mango tree can be as high as 100 feet.
- In India, mango is known as a symbol of love. Also, a mango basket is considered as the sign of friendship.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Alphonso, Valencia Pride, Badami, Chaunsa, Nam Dok Mai, Glenn, Sindhri, Madame Francique, Kesar and Keitt. It is not available in seedless variety.