Mangifera applanata is an evergreen tree; it can grow up to 40 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for up to 20 metres, up to 120cm in diameter with buttresses up to 1 metre high and wide developing in older trees[
The tree is harvested from the wild as a source of food for local use. It is often cultivated for its fruit within its native range, and the fruit is sometimes sold in local markets[
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
Lowland, evergreen rain forests[
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Fruit - raw or cooked. The pale, greenish yellow pulp is juicy and very acid, with a turpentine and lemon taste[
]. This is one of the most acidic of the mangoes and is generally used as an acidic ingredient in the preparation of sambal[
]. The fruits are around 55 - 63mm long, 30 - 45mm wide and 13 - 20mm thick, though they can be much larger in cultivation, and contain a single, large seed[
The heartwood is black; it is not clearly demarcated from the dirty pale yellow sapwood. The wood is hard[
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