Bouea angustifolia Blume
Bouea burmanica Griff.
Bouea diversifolia Miq.
Bouea microphylla Griff.
Mangifera oppositifolia Roxb.
Common Name: Plum Mango
Plum mango is a tree growing up to 33 metres tall[
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild, whilst the plant is also cultivated on the Malaysian peninsula around the villages as fruit tree[
E. Asia - Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Lowland forests up to elevations of 700 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Grows in the hot, tropical lowlands with a monsoonal climate[
The fruits are eaten raw or cooked[
]. A sour but pleasant flavour[
]. Often cooked in jams, chutneys etc[
]. The yellow fruit is about 25mm long[
The heartwood is dark brown with black streaks; it is sharply demacated from the light brown sapwood, which has a reddish tinge. Figures are formed by dark-coloured wood parenchyma on flat-sawn surfaces; dark-coloured corewood may be present; vessel lines are distinct: the texture is coarse and even; the grain is straight and/or interlocked. The wood is moderately hard to hard. It is suitable for medium construction under cover, whilst other uses include veneer and plywood, planking, general cabinet works and furniture[
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