Spondias pinnata, (Linn. f) Kurz.
(Syn. Spondias mangifera, Mangifera Pinnata.)
Common Name : Wild Mango
Telugu Name : Adavi Mamidi
General :
Occasionally met in the Telangana forests in shady and dump ravines, through nowhere common. Identified by the intra-marginal venation of the leaf and aromatic smell of all parts of the plants.
Flowering :
The fruits ripen in December - February to March.
Morphology of the Fruit / Seed :
Drupe 3.5 cms long, ovoid or oblong, fleshy, smooth, yellow when ripe. The stone is semi-woody, fibrous outside and pitted with cavity, with 2 to 5 seeds but one is perfect.
Seed Collection and Storage :
Small heaps of stones with flesh removed are seen scattered on the forest floor during December-February along with the droppings of the deer. The seeds collected from such heaps germinate well. Germinative power decreases by 50% after a year of storage.
Seed Biology :
No. of seeds per Kg.
No. of fruits Per Kg.
Germination percentage
Plant percent
No. of seedlings per Kg. of seed
40 to 80
Pretreatment :
Suitable clippings of seeds increases the germination percentage.
Nursery Technique :

Clipped seeds are put in polybags in December-January with a layer of hay. Regular watering is done since radicle gets dried up. Germination is noticed after 15 days. One year seedlings are planted in the field. Stump planting (1.7 cms dia., of stumps) gives better results.