Mangifera torquenda is an evergreen tree with a dense, dark green, globose crown; it can grow up to 40 metres tall. The long, straight, cylindrical bole can be up to 100cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food. It is often cultivated in Borneo, especially in eastern Kalimantan, and the fruit is often sold in local markets[
The sap of the fruit has been known to cause itching to the mouth (this is more likely to be cause by the fruit rind, and not the pulp). Prior to eating, it is advisable to plunge a knife into the fruit near the stalk so that the irritant milky juice exudes[
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
Lowland evergreen rain forest, at elevations up to 800 metres[
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A plant of the moist lowland tropics, where it can be found at elevations up to 800 metres. It grows in areas with a year-round rainfall[
The pale yellow pulp has a sweet-acid flavour[
]. It is very tasty, with a slight smell of turpentine[
]. It is eaten by making a cross-section and then twisting the two halves in opposite directions - the pulp easily detaches itself from the seed because there are only a few, thin fibres[
]. The globose fruit is around 75mm long and 65mm wide, with some specimens up to 100mm long and 85mm wide, containing a single large seed[
The heartwood is dark brown with black bands; it is not clearly demarcated from the dirty-white sapwood[
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