Trees. Leaves alternate, simple, petiolate with the petiole thickened at base, entire. Flowers in terminal or subterminal panicles, polygamous. Sepals (4-)5. Petals 4-5 with 1-5 prominent nerves, the central prolonged like a crest at the base of the internal face. Stamens 5-10, 1(-2) fertile, the others sterile. Ovary ± spherical, 1-locular. Style and stigma 1. Drupe (the mango fruit) ovoid, fleshy with a fibrous, woody endocarp. Seeds oblong-ovoid, flattened.