Tree Species (Scientific Name)
Mangifera foetida
Food
Lumber
Medicinal
Product
English Common Name
Horse Mango
Indonesian Common Name
Bacang, Limus (Sundanese), Asem Hambawang (Banjar, South Kalimantan), Pakel (Javanese)
Tree Family
Anacardiaceae
Average Leaf Size (cm)
21cm
Length
×
12.5cm
Width
Tree Height
Large (> 35m)
Elevational Range (m)
0–1000m
0 3000
Distribution
Native
Exotic
Native to Indonesia

Native to

Region
Asia
SE Asia
Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Indonesia
Borneo, Java, Sulawesi, Sumatra

Coffee Agroforestry Information

Coffee System
Robusta
Arabica
Coffee Impact
Unknown
Prevalence
Common in Coffee Agroforestry
Cultivation
Planted
Regeneration
Regenerates Naturally
Tree Management

Seeds can be planted or naturally dispersed by animals. Long lived tree. Occurs mainly in primary lowland forest in the wet tropics. Adapted to areas with abundant rainfall, evenly distributed over the year.

Tree Benefits and Uses

Farmer Uses
  • Food
  • Lumber
  • Medicinal
  • Product

Young leaves are consumed either raw or boiled and the fruit is also consumed and is highly marketable. The leaves are antipyretic and the seeds are used against trichophytosis, scabies, and eczema. The tree produces latex and while its wood is not durable, it is suitable for light indoor construction.

Farm Services
  • Unknown
Biodiversity Benefits
Yes

Macaques eat fruit