Mangifera pinnata J. Koenig ex L. f.
Spondias mangifera Willd.
Spondias acuminata Roxb.
Family: Anacardiaceae - Sumac family
Growth Habit: Tree
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Amra, Deshi-amra, Piala, Pial (Chittagong).
Tribal Name: Raisoingsing (Marma), Amra gula (Chakma), Thaura (Marma), Raisoingsing (Tripura), Thaiti(Tripura), Thoura (Mogh), Ambi-thong (Garo).
English Name: Wild mango, Hog-plum.
Trees. Leaves pinnately compound, flowers in terminal panicles, bisexual, pinkish green. Fruit drupes, yellow when ripe. Seeds stony. Frequent in hilly area. Flowering time: May-July, Fruiting time: November-December.
Aerial parts have been found to contain 24-methylene cycloartenone, stigmast-4-en-3-one, ß -sitosterol, glycoside of ß-sitosterol and lignoceric acid. Fruits contain water-soluble polysaccharides, composed of mainly L-arabinose, D-galactose and galacturonic acid (Ghani, 2003). Presence of ß-amyrin and oleanolic acid, glycine, cystine, serine, alanine and leucine have also been detected in the fruits of this plant (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1993).
Spondias pinnata (L. f.) Kurz
Wild in the forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tract, Cox's Bazar, Dhaka-Tangail, Sylhet and Dinajpur. Also found in village shrubberies throughout the country.
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