Mangifera orophila is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 30 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food. This is a species with great potential since it is one of the only mango species, and one of the few tropical fruit trees, that can grow at high elevations, up to 1,700 metres, and has the potential to open up mango cultivation to more temperate climates[
The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
Evergreen forests in mountainous areas at elevations from 800 - 1,700 metres[
Fruit - raw. The whitish pulp is rather sweet with a resinous smell and taste, and contains few fibres[
]. The unripe fruit is used to make a sambal[
]. The fruit looks like the common mango and is about 7cm long, 6cm wide and 5cm thick, containing a single large seed[
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