The Mangoes : Their Botany, Nomenclature, Horticulture and Utilization
Although only the Common Mango Mangifera is much grown commercially, the mango family comprises a host of genera and species, growing in a variety of climatic conditions from dry savannah to rainforest, and over a great range of altitudes. Many of these species have characteristics of fruit and climatic tolerance that may well be of use in improving the growth and yield of the Common Mango through crossing and graft ing. This impressive compilation represents the results of many years' research and fieldwork and provides a complete reference to all the known mango species. Each is described with details on botany, distribution and nomenclature, before a discussion n of the various aspects of cultivation and use. This book will certainly become the prime reference to the group and valuable resource to all those with an interest in promoting the maximum benefit of tropical crops.
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 185 x 230 x 22mm | 800g
- 01 Dec 1993
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
Table of contents
Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Genus Magnifera L. 2. Phytochemistry and Chemotaxonomy of the Anacaraiaceae with Special Emphasis on the Magifera. 3. Conservation. 4. A Historical Overview of the Development of Knowledge of Mangifera. 5. Subdivision of the Genus. 6. The Species. 7. Species of uncertain position.