Scientific Name: Mangifera indica
Tamil Name: Maamaram
Description: Large tree up to 20m tall. Evergreen tree with canopy dense. Leaves are simple. Flowers in erect bunches. Fruit fleshy or drooping stalks. Fruits are edible.
Habitat and distribution: It is native to India and Southeast Asia cultivated varieties have been introduced to other warm regions of the world. It is the largest fruit-tree in the world, capable of a height of one-hundred feet and an average circumference of twelve to fourteen feet.
Note: The tree is more known for its fruit rather than for its lumber. However, mango trees can be converted to lumber once their fruit bearing lifespan has finished. The wood is susceptible to damage from fungi and insects
Photo source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangifera_indica