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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Varieties being third, tamarind fruit pilipisan or palipisan have menjorong flat, pale green with black spots, when parents stay green. Hopefully this is not followed kasturi status of plants and animals other.

Mangifera casturi

Fortunately there are those who cultivate these plants in gardens castuei yards. The straight bole can be free of branches for up to 15 metres and 40 – cm in diameter[ Title The Mangoes. Mangifera casturi fruits, Photograph by: The fruits could be eaten fresh or processed as Kasturi jams. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.

The Mangga Cuban and Pelipisan are often regarded as a separate species. Although the fruit is locally found abundantly, it still does not satisfy the demand. Dark orange-colored flesh of the fruit. Kasturi That is, one species of mango into floral identity of South Kalimantan province have been extinct from their natural habitat.


In fact, mango in English but is called kasturi also called Kalimantan Mango is a plant endemic to Borneo. The Kasturi is very acsturi amongst the South Borneo people as well as in the neighbouring region. The most popular is the Kasturi because of its fragrance.

The uses of Kalimantan Mango trees are limited to the fruit and wood. Cultivation is mostly done by residents in the district Mataraman Banjar regency, South Kalimantan province.

Kasturi can grow well in lowlands on alluvial soil and adequate water lateral. Kasturi bark greyish white to light brown.

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If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Last update on Range Southeast Asia – Indonesia Borneo. Kasturi is the scientific Latin called Mangifera casturi, is one of about 31 types of mango that can be found in Kalimantan, Indonesia.

This is however rarely on sale on the markets, as farmers consumes this themselves.

This species extinction casutri by habitat destruction due to deforestation and forest encroachment. The second variety, cuban kastuba has a rounded egg fruit, with a reddish rind, do not become black when old, skin of the fruit is easily separated from the fruit. The flesh of this fruit is orange in colour and the texture stringy with a unique sweet fragrance.


Illegal logging activities caused extinction of this tree in the wild. Thursday 20th August Mangifeera Post Older Post Home. The fragrance of the fruits is so pleasant that there is mangifra old song around this: 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.

Other products made with mangoes are puree, jams, juice or dodol traditional cookies.

This love begins its journey. Nowadays it is extinct in the wild due to illegal logging.

Even the mango has also been planted in several other areas. Unlike the fast growing tropical fruit trees, the Kalimantan Mango is not planted in large plantations in Indonesia due to its slow growing process.

Fruits such as mangoes kasturi other smaller but weighing less than 80 grams.