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CTA. 1994. The mangoes. Spore 51. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The mangoes: their botany, nomenclature, horticulture and utilization by A J G H Kostermans and J M Bompard 1993 233pp ISBN 0 12 421920 9 published for the International Board for Plant Genetic Resources and the Linnean Society of London by Acad
The mangoes comprise many genera and species, which grow in a variety of climatic conditions from dry savannah to rain-forest and over a great range of altitudes, but only the Common Indian Mango, Mangifera indica, is grown commercially for worldwide sale. Many other species have edible fruits, and are cultivated or harvested for local consumption or for commerce in the immediate vicinity. Many species have characteristics of fruit form and climatic tolerance that will certainly be of use in improving the growth and yield of the common mango through crossing and grafting. Species are known that are tolerant of extremely wet or cool conditions and poorly drained soils, or that show resistance to common pests and diseases. The book The mangoes 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 of botanical characteristics, distribution and nomenclature, after which there is a discussion of the various aspects of cultivation and use. The mangoes: their botany, nomenclature, horticulture and utilization by A J G H Kostermans and J M Bompard 1993 233pp ISBN 0 12 421920 9 published for the International Board for Plant Genetic Resources and the Linnean Society of London by Academic Press Ltd 24-28 Oval Road London NW1 7DX UK