28 February 2019

Arrows (ThursdayTreeLove)


I spotted this Mango tree in full bloom quite recently. Almost every branch and subbranch seems to have an inflorescence.  They reminded me of tiny arrows that seem to have framed the tree almost creating a brilliant halo around it! 

Actually almost all Mango trees are blooming right now. The profuse flowering suggests a bumper harvest but usually many of the flowers fall off (for various reasons) and the actual fruiting may be lesser than the number of flowers.

Here is an image of the inflorescence. 
Have you noticed the Mango blossoming in your city? 
While there are several varieites of mangoes, they are horticultural variants of Mangifera indica. Mango belongs to the Anacardiaceae family.  Cashew and the Indian Ash Tree are also members of Anacardiaceae.

I am joining Parul in her ThursdayTreeLove bloghop. Head over to see some fantastic trees from around the world. Better still join in! 

12 comments:

Alana said...

I have never seen a mango tree in bloom (they are not hardy where I live and down where they are, I've not been there at the right time). It's magnificent!

Shilpa Nairy said...

Yes, Even I have spotted many Mango trees with tiny flowers blossoming. Its such a sweet season to enjoy the nature.

Genevive Angela said...

Yes my neighbours tree has raw green mangoes hanging and I was just admiring the tree and showing it to my daughter. Mango is my daughter's favourite and can't wait to get some ripe mangoes.

Archana said...

Thanks Alana! Happy to share a tropical tree for you!! :-)

Archana said...

@Angela You are so lucky.. I have to buy mangoes from the market! ;-)

Archana said...

@Shilpa Yes, February March is the time for many trees to flower.. Thanks for stopping by :-)

magiceye said...

Oh wow! Looking forward to some yummy mangoes soon!

Archana said...

Yes indeed @magiceye ! Thank you for stopping by :-)

Parul said...

Wow! I haven't seen a blooming mango tree yet in Bangalore though i did see a mango hanging of a tree very recently. I think it's a lot to do with the weather. This is gorgeous and your picture made me think of childhood days. :) Thank you for joining, Archana!

Archana said...

Happy to refresh your memories @Parul! Thanks for this lovely blog hop. :-)

BellyBytes said...

Ah the mango trees in our compound are blooming too and if the flowers are anything to go by, this season promises to be a good one for mangoes! Looking forward to the summer

Archana said...

@BellyBytes Wow! You will have a bumper harvest!! :-) Thanks for stopping by Sunita!