Cerbera Sea Mango

Cerbera manghas (Wikipedia)

Cerbera manghas
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Rauvolfioideae
Genus: Cerbera
C. manghas
Binomial name
Cerbera manghas
  • Cerbera linnaei Montrouz.
  • Cerbera manghas var. acutisperma Boiteau
  • Cerbera manghas f. luteola Boiteau
  • Cerbera manghas var. mugfordii (F.M.Bailey) Domin
  • Cerbera odollam var. mugfordii F.M.Bailey
  • Cerbera tanghin Hook.
  • Cerbera venenifera (Poir.) Steud.
  • Elcana seminuda Blanco
  • Odollamia manghas (L.) Raf.
  • Odollamia moluca Raf.
  • Tabernaemontana obtusifolia Poir.
  • Tanghinia manghas (L.) G.Don
  • Tanghinia veneneflua G.Don
  • Tanghinia venenifera Poir.

Cerbera manghas (sea mango) is a small evergreen coastal tree growing up 12 metres (39 ft) tall. The shiny dark-green leaves are in spiral arrangement, ovoid in shape. The flowers are fragrant, possessing a white tubular five-lobed corolla about 3 to 5 centimetres (1.2 to 2.0 in) in diameter, with a pink to red throat. They have five stamens and the ovary is positioned above the other flower parts. The fruits are egg-shaped, 5 to 10 centimetres (2.0 to 3.9 in) long, and turn bright red at maturity.

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