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Mango

Mangifera indica

Mango woodMango is a large tree often reaching 65 feet in height and 3 feet in diameter. The wood has been used in Hawai‘i for carved and turned bowls and furniture. Mango is a relatively soft hardwood, moderately heavy, with specific gravity of 0.57. The color is lustrous blond, frequently showing mottled color variation acquired during drying. Some trees may have dark brown heartwood. The grain is often wavy and often has a pronounced curly or “fiddleback” figure. Though tough, mango wood is perishable and is therefore tricky to season without degrade.

 

 

 

Mango tree   leaves and fruits

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Mango tree