Typification of two names in Mangifera (Anacardiaceae)

Kumar A. & T. Chakrabarty

Published on : 30-Jun-2021

DOI : https://dx.doi.org/10.22244/rheedea.2021.31.02.11


Mangoes are considered one of the most important fruit crops in the tropics and subtropics especially in Asia. The nomenclature of two names in Mangifera, M. altissima Blanco and M. andamanica King are clarified here. The former is endemic to the Philippines and the latter is endemic to Andaman Island (India). The previous neotype designation of M. altissima is elucidated here and an epitype is designated for the precise application of the name. A lectotype is designated here for M. andamanica in the absence of a previously designated lectotype.