Diversity & Ethnobotany of the Anacardiaceae (Mango Family)

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. 

In conjunction with this exhibition, several Food & Beverage outlets in the Singapore Botanic Gardens are offering mango-themed cuisine for a limited period only. More details can be found below. In addition to visiting the exhibition, do visit these outlets to try these dishes.


Venue: Level 2, Centre for Ethnobotany (Ethnobotany Garden)

Nearest Entrance: Bukit Timah Gate (Botanic Gardens MRT)

Daily: 9am to 6pm (until 30 October 2021)

(Closed every last Wednesday of the Month)

Admission: Free entry

Machang Mangifera foetida in bloom on the grounds of the centre of ethnobotany

Machang (Mangifera foetida) in bloom on the grounds of the Centre for Ethnobotany

Collage of food and beverage offerings by tenants during exhibition of mango family at centre of ethnobotany level 2 starting 10 May 2021

Sample of food and beverage offered by our tenants during May and June of 2021.

Fusion Spoon- Waffles with mango 9 May to 8 June

Bee's Knees at The Garage- Mango Jar Shortcake, Mango Mocktail 1-30 July

Botanico at The Garage-  Mango Rojak, Mango Cocktail 1-30 July



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