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Description: A small tree 20 to 30 ft. high. 25 in. long. Leaves gather together in tufts on shortened branches. 5 to 5 in. 5- to 2 in. wide, obovate or obovate-oblong, tip rounded, and base tapered into the short petiole. 5 to 2 in. across, fragrant, petals usually five, sometimes 6. 5 in. long, ovoid or elliptic in shape, Crowned with the remains of the persistent calyx. Seeds many, closely packed in pulp. Distribution: Throughout India and Ceylon. The tree is partial to damp situations. Gardening: Propagated by seed.

Uses: The mango is one of the best known fruits of India. There are several varieties of the fruit and each variety is known by a special name. The timber is rather soft, rough-grained and not durable. It is only used for rough purposes. Note: The cultivated trees do not attain the magnificent size of the wild ones. The wild fruits are of little value, except, perhaps, for pickle when they are tender. The trees attract various fruit bats when in flower, which come for the sake of the copious exudation of nectar.

The flowers yield a dye. The tree is somewhat sacred and is mentioned in the Vedas. 59. BAOBAB or GORAK-CHINCH Adansonia digitate Linn. (Order: Bombacaceae) Adansonia so named in honour of the French botanist Adenson. Digitata in allusion to the finger-wise arrangement of the leaflets. Description: A large deciduous tree with a remarkably large bottle-shaped trunk.

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