Diversity & Ethnobotany of the Anacardiaceae (Mango Family)
Vaccination-Differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS) will be implemented for entry into the Centre for Ethnobotany from 13 October 2021 onwards:
a. Individuals can be allowed in group sizes of up to 2 persons if all are fully vaccinated, including recovered individuals, and unvaccinated individuals with a negative pre-event test (PET) result.
b. Unvaccinated children, aged 12 years and below, may be included in the group of 2. If there is more than one child aged 12 years and below in the group of 2 persons, both children must be from the same household.
The Anacardiaceae or Mango Family is a group of mainly trees which are found in the tropics, subtropics and temperate zones throughout the world. Its members include several well-known food species such as the cashew, pistachio and mango. The cultivated mango (Mangifera indica) has special significance in Asian culture and cuisine and is regarded as the ‘King of Fruits’ in India. The genus Mangifera has its centre of diversity in Southeast Asia, with about 12 species known to occur in Singapore. The Singapore Botanic Gardens has an impressive collection of Mangifera species on its grounds. Come discover the remarkable uses of the mango and its relatives in this exhibition.
Venue: Level 2, Centre for Ethnobotany (Ethnobotany Garden)
Nearest Entrance: Bukit Timah Gate (Botanic Gardens MRT)
Daily: 9am to 6pm (until 21 Nov 2021)
(Closed every last Wednesday of the Month)
Admission: Free entry
Machang (Mangifera foetida) in bloom on the grounds of the Centre for Ethnobotany