Flora Fauna World: Mangifera casturi – Mascot of South Kalimantan – About flora and fauna, latin name and images. Mangifera casturi is an evergreen tree; it can grow up to 25 metres tall. The straight bole can be free of branches for up to 15 metres and 40 – cm in diameter[. Kalimantan Mango (Mangifera casturi) or locally known as Kasturi is a tropical fruit tree about 10–30 m tall which is endemic to very small area.
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Kalimantan Mango Mangifera casturi or locally known as Mangifra is a tropical fruit tree about 10—30 m tall which is endemic to very small area around Banjarmasin in Southern Borneo Indonesia.
Mangifera casturi – Wikipedia
Nowadays it is extinct in the wild due to illegal logging. However, it is still often cultivated in this area due to its delicious fruits. The fruits size of the Kalimantan Mango Mangifera casturi is relatively small compared to other species of mangoes. The colour pattern is also one of the determinations mangitera the variants of M.
The most popular is the Kasturi because of its fragrance.
The Mangga Cuban and Pelipisan are often regarded as a separate species. The Pelipisan could however be found with a sweet fragrance like the Kasturi which indicates that the fruit is most likely a hybrid of the Kasturi.
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Much research still has to be done to define and set the status. The flesh of this fruit is orange in colour and the texture stringy with a unique castuei fragrance.
If we compare the Kasturi with the Mango Mangifera indicathe Kasturi tastes less sweet but has a stronger taste and has a softer aroma. The Kasturi is very popular amongst the South Borneo people as well as in the neighbouring region.
The fragrance of the fruits is so pleasant that there is an old song around this: This love begins its journey. Illegal logging activities caused extinction of this tree in the wild.
Old Kalimantan Mango trees are in danger of extinction by logging because of its wood quantity. Unlike the fast growing tropical fruit trees, the Kalimantan Mango is not planted in large plantations in Indonesia due to its slow growing process. Kalimantan Mango plantations could only be mabgifera in the Mataraman area in the Banjar district the Banjar district is not the same as the Banjarmasin district.
Although the fruit is locally found abundantly, it still does not satisfy the demand. The uses of Kalimantan Mango trees are limited to the fruit and mmangifera. For this reason, the Banjar people choose other trees as their wood source with a similar or higher quality of wood. The fruits could be eaten fresh or processed as Kasturi jams. This is however rarely on sale on the markets, as farmers consumes this themselves. Other products made with mangoes casturj puree, jams, juice or dodol traditional cookies.
These products are however quite hard to find as the fresh fruit are always high in demand and one of the favourite fruits of the Banjar people. Thursday 20th August Kalimantan Mango, Kasturi Mangifera casturi Kalimantan Mango Mangifera casturi or locally known as Kasturi is a manglfera fruit tree about 10—30 m tall which is endemic to very small area around Banjarmasin in Southern Borneo Indonesia.