Mangabeira

Genetic diversity of the Neotropical tree Hancornia speciosa Gomes in natural populations in Northeastern Brazil

H. J. Jimenez, Martins, L. S. S., Montarroyos, A. V. V., Junior, J. F. Silva, Alzate-Marin, A. L., and Filho, R. M. Moraes, Genetic diversity of the Neotropical tree Hancornia speciosa Gomes in natural populations in Northeastern Brazil, vol. 14, pp. 17749-17757, 2015.

Mangabeira (Hancornia speciosa Gomes) is a fruit tree of the Apocynaceae family, which is native to Brazil and is a very important food resource for human populations in its areas of occurrence. Mangabeira fruit is collected as an extractive activity, and no domesticated varieties or breeding programs exist. Due to a reduction in the area of ecosystems where it occurs, mangabeira is threatened by genetic erosion in Brazil.

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