Mangifera rubropetala is an evergreen tree; it can grow up to 20 metres tall. The bole can be up to 80cm in diameter[
The edible fruit is highly appreciated in the areas where the plant is grown. Not yet found growing as a wild tree, this species is much cultivated in parts of Borneo and the surrounding islands.
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
The tree has not been found in a truly wild situation[
A tree of the moist, lowland tropics, growing in areas where there is no distinct dry season[
]. Unlike the true mango (Mangifera indica), the flowers of this species can develop successfully on rainy days[
Fruit - raw[
]. The yellow or orange-yellow pulp is sweet and tasty with not very many, short fibres[
]. Similar to that of the mango (Mangifera indica), the smoth, yellow, thin-skinned fruit is 4 - 6cm long, containing a single, large seed[
The wood is white and rather soft[
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