Systematic and Ecogeographic Studies on Crop Genepools: 1. Mangifera L.














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S.K. Mukherjee
Calcutta University
Calcutta,
19 India

November, 1985

IBPGR Secretariat
Rome, 1985

The International Board for Plant Genetic Resources (IBPGR) is an autonomous international scientific organization under the aegis of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). The IBPGR was established by the CGIAR in 1974 and its Executive Secretariat is provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The basic function of the IBPGR is to promote and coordinate an international network of genetic resources centres to further the collection, conservation, documentation, evaluation and use of plant germplasm and thereby contribute to raising the standard of living and welfare of people throughout the world. The Consultative Group mobilizes financial support from its members to meet the budgetary requirements of the Board.

The designations employed, and the presentation of material in this report, and in maps which appear herein, do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the International Board for Plant Genetic Resources (IBPGR) concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

The current study heavily relied on information in herbaria, where specimens are described using old nomenclature for area and place names. Although it is recognized that this nomenclature is occasionally out-dated, it has nevertheless been retained in this report for the benefit of further studies on the herbarium material.

Citation:

Mukherjee, S.K. 1985. Systematic and Ecogeographic Studies on Crop Genepools: I. Mangifera L. IBPGR, Rome.

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IBPGR code: AGPG: IBPGR/85/195


IBPGR Executive Secretariat
Crop Genetic Resources Centre
Plant Production and Protection Division
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Via delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy

© International Board for Plant Genetic Resources, 1985


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Preface

1. SPECIES OF MANGIFERA

1.1 Diagnostic characters
1.2 Problems in identification

2. SURVEY OF HERBARIUM SPECIMENS AND SPECIES DISTRIBUTION

3. GENETIC EROSION

4. THE USEFUL SPECIES OF MANGIFERA

4.1 Species with edible fruits
4.2 Species closely related to the major cultivated species

5. CONSERVATION OF GENETIC RESOURCES

5.1 In situ conservation
5.2 Ex situ conservation

6. FURTHER ACTION

7. REFERENCES

Acknowledgements

APPENDIX I Label data from collections of Mangifera species maintained in various herbaria

APPENDIX II Distribution, ecology, vernacular names, flowering and fruiting time and uses of Mangifera species

APPENDIX III Distribution maps of individual Mangifera species