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Mangifera sylvatica Roxb.ex Wall.

Group: Dicot
Family: Anacardiaceae - Sumac family
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree

Bangla/Vernacular Name: Jangliam, Lakhiam, Uriam, Banam, Kosam, Goream

Tribal Name: Thingzokung (Bawm), Garey Aam (Chakma) (Marma), Gosara (Marma).

Description of the Plant:

A lofty evergreen tree. Leaves oblong-lanceolate, elliptic-lanceolate. Flowers white. Drupes ovoid-oblong, red when ripe

Mode of Uses:

Fruits are eaten (Chakma).

Young leaves are eaten as chutney (Bawm).

Green and ripe fruits are eaten. The green fruits are also used to prepare chutney and pickles. Some times used as salad. It is used during cooking of aroid to reduce the itching properties (Chakma, Tripura, Marma, Bawm).

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