(nat) Manako, manako meneke, meneke Evergreen trees 10-40 m tall, crown large and spreading. Leaves leathery, oblong-lan- ceolate, 5-32 cm long, 1.5-10 cm wide, glabrous, margins usually undulate, apex acute to long-acuminate, petioles 1-8 cm long. Sepals 2-3 mm long, pilose; petals greenish white or tinged purple, 3.5 mm long, the tips recurved; stamens (1—)4—5, only 1-2 fertile. Drupes asymmetrical, green with yellow spots or yellowish green to yellowish orange, at maturity sometimes with a purple to red blush, oblong-subreni- form, 5-15 cm long, 6-8 cm thick, mesocarp orange, thick, and juicy. [2n = 40.] Native to Asia, widely cultivated in practically all tropical and some subtropical regions; in Hawaii a very early post-Captain Cook introduction that is commonly cultivated and often becomes naturalized in valleys, abandoned homesites, and through accidental plantings from discarded seeds, common on all of the main islands. The mango is believed to have been first introduced in Hawai‘i between 1800 and 1820 from Mexico by Don Francisco de Paul Marin (Pope, 1922). Numerous cultivars have been introduced in Hawaii, the most common of which is the Haden. Some people are allergic to the mango plant. The wood is used in Hawaii for bowls and other objects and the fruit is popular eaten raw or made into preserves, chutney, jelly, pickles, or preserved mango seed. Mangifera indica is sometimes polyembryonic and apomictic (Grant, 1981).