Mango Mapping-2020

Mango Tree studies have begun in CUBE.

This thread aims to keep a record of the Mango Tree data that all of us including Citizen Scientists have been posting. WhatsApp messages often go unseen and then tracing back the data becomes a tough task.

All are encouraged to share photos of mango trees alongwith their exact location (coordinates), date and time of the photo, name of the data collector and an important parameter(s); whether the mango trees are fruiting/flowering/new-leaves are sprouting.
These are important in order to map the trees according to their coordinates so that in future, when one passes through that tree, they can take another snap and compare the earlier status of the tree with the current one. For example, Mango trees have started to flower in Kerala, Tamil Nadu; both being states down south and at the same time, if we see the mango trees in Ranchi, Mumbai both of which lie in mid-India, Mango Trees have not started to flower although new leaves are sprouting.

The idea of this study is to find out the reason(s) behind this very phenomena of difference in flowering of Mango Trees. There are many variables such as difference in i) daylength/daytime ii) temperature iii) weather conditions and much more that can give rise to this behaviour.

These changes are thought to be influenced by epigenetics. Epigenetics is the study of heritable observable (phenotypic) characteristics without actually changing the genomic/DNA sequence. Epigenetic behaviours can be influenced by the environment as well. An unlikely close example would be that of colour change (colourless to coloured) in Moina under the influence of low-oxygen conditions or hypoxia.

Mango Mapping-2020
Above is the link (available for edit) of a Google Map wherein we can add the exact location of the trees at different locations (all over India) alongwith photos and also by giving a description of the current situation of the tree.

An introduction session (to be decided) will be conducted wherein a short tutorial will be given on how to use this mapping tool in order to map the tree.

Everyone please post the photos of Mango Trees! Let us create a lively and interactive thread of which we shall be taking help in the near future (when comparing the current photos of Mango Trees with the future ones that would be fruiting/flowering).

  1. Mango1
    Mango Tree #1 not flowering in Navi Mumbai.

Date and Time: 16th Oct, 5.15pm
Place: Nerul, Navi Mumbai-
Coordinates: 19.03406° N, 73.01163° E
Data Collector: Drishtant MK.

  1. Mango2
    Mango Tree #2 not flowering in Navi Mumbai.

Date and Time: 16th Oct, 5.16pm
Place: Nerul, Navi Mumbai-
Coordinates: 19.03306° N, 73.01217° E
Data Collector: Drishtant MK.

  1. Mango3
    Mango Tree #3 not flowering in Navi Mumbai.

Date and Time: 16th Oct, 5.16pm
Place: Nerul, Navi Mumbai
Coordinates: * 19.03272° N, 73.01214° E
Data Collector: Drishtant MK.

  1. Mango4
    Mango Tree #4 not flowering in Navi Mumbai.
    New leaves are seen to be sprouting.
    Date and Time: 16th Oct, 5.18pm
    Place: Nerul, Navi Mumbai
    Coordinates: * 19.03197° N, 73.01183° E
    Data Collector: Drishtant MK.

  2. Mango5
    Mango Tree #5 not flowering in Navi Mumbai.
    New leaves are seen to be sprouting.
    Date and Time: 16th Oct, 5.20pm
    Place: Nerul, Navi Mumbai
    Coordinates: 19.03037° N, 73.01305° E
    Data Collector: Drishtant MK.

  3. Mango6
    Mango Tree #6 not flowering in Navi Mumbai.
    New leaves are seen to be sprouting.
    Date and Time: 16th Oct, 5.22pm
    Place: Nerul, Navi Mumbai
    Coordinates: * 19.02945° N, 73.0141° E
    Data Collector: Drishtant MK.

  4. Mango7
    Mango Tree #7 not flowering.
    New leaves are seen to be sprouting.
    Date and Time: 23rd Oct 2020, 12.23pm
    Place: Nerul, Navi Mumbai
    Coordinates: 19.03439° N, 73.01219° E
    Data Collector: Drishtant MK.

  5. Mango8
    Mango Tree #8 not flowering.
    New leaves are seen to be sprouting.
    Is this tree old enough to flower/fruit?
    Date and Time: 23rd Oct 2020, 12.24pm
    Place: Nerul, Navi Mumbai
    Coordinates: 19.03456° N, 73.0122° E
    Data Collector: Drishtant MK.

  6. Mango9
    Mango Tree #9 not flowering.
    Date and Time: 23rd Oct 2020, 12.35pm
    Place: Nerul, Navi Mumbai
    Coordinates: 19.0359° N, 73.01008° E
    Data Collector: Drishtant MK.

  7. Mango10
    Mango Tree #10 not flowering.
    Date and Time: 24th Oct 2020, 1.18pm
    Place: Nerul, Navi Mumbai
    Coordinates: 19.03086° N, 73.01267° E
    Data Collector: Drishtant MK

  8. Mango11
    Mango Tree #11 is FLOWERING!
    This is the first mango tree that is flowering out of 10 other trees surveyed in my locality, Nerul.
    Date and Time: 24th Oct 2020, 1.17pm
    Place: Nerul, Navi Mumbai
    Coordinates: 19.03093° N, 73.01268° E
    Data Collector: Drishtant MK.

Summary of Mango Flowering Studies in Nerul, Navi Mumbai

Trees Surveyed: 11
Flowering Trees: 1
Percentage of flowering: 9%
New leaves sprouting: 5 trees out of 9 were sprouting new leaves on their branches.

Place: Nerul, Navi Mumbai

The above photos alongwith their description have been mapped through Google Maps.
Map
Please have a look.

  1. IMG_20201027_135319

MFBoTK 1
Mango Tree Not Flowering.
10.419266N 76.120579E
Place : Bottukadavu - Thrissur Kerala.
District : Thrissur
State : Kerala
Data Collector : Aswathy suresh S N College.

  1. IMG_20201027_135046

MFBoTK 2
Mango Tree Not Flowering.
10.419266N 76.120579E
Place : Bottukadavu - Thrissur Kerala.
District : Thrissur
State : Kerala
Data Collector : Aswathy suresh S N College.

  1. IMG_20201027_135116

MFBoTK 3
Mango Tree Not Flowering.
10.419266N 76.120579E
Place : Bottukadavu - Thrissur Kerala.
District : Thrissur
State : Kerala
Data Collector : Aswathy suresh S N College.

4.IMG_20201027_135127

MFBoTK 4
Mango Tree Not Flowering.
10.419266N 76.120579E
Place : Bottukadavu - Thrissur Kerala.
District : Thrissur
State : Kerala
Data Collector : Aswathy suresh S N College.

  1. IMG_20201027_135138

MFBoTK 5
Mango Tree Not Flowering.
Sprouting leafs are shows
10.419266N 76.120579E
Place : Bottukadavu - Thrissur Kerala.
District : Thrissur
State : Kerala
Data Collector : Aswathy suresh S N College.

6.IMG_20201027_135257

MFBoTK 6
Mango Tree Not Flowering.
Shows Sprouting leafs.
10.419266N 76.120579E
Place : Bottukadavu - Thrissur Kerala.
District : Thrissur
State : Kerala
Data Collector : Aswathy suresh S N College.

  1. IMG_20201027_135152

MFBoTK 7
Mango Tree Not Flowering.
10.419266N 76.120579E
Place : Bottukadavu - Thrissur Kerala.
District : Thrissur
State : Kerala
Data Collector : Aswathy suresh S N College.

  1. IMG_20201027_135348

MFBoTK 8
Mango Tree Started to Flowering.
10.419266N 76.120579E
Place : Bottukadavu - Thrissur Kerala.
District : Thrissur
State : Kerala
Data Collector : Aswathy suresh S N College.

  1. IMG_20201027_135432

MFBoTK 9
Mango Tree Started to Flowering.
10.419266N 76.120579E
Place : Bottukadavu - Thrissur Kerala.
District : Thrissur
State : Kerala
Data Collector : Aswathy suresh S N College.

  1. IMG_20201027_135419

MFBoTK 10
Mango Tree Started to Flowering.
10.419266N 76.120579E
Place : Bottukadavu - Thrissur Kerala.
District : Thrissur
State : Kerala
Data Collector : Aswathy suresh S N College.

SUMMARY
Mango Tree Flowering

Last Week Of October 2020

Date :- 27/10/2020
Time :- 2:17PM

MFBoTK
Bottukadavu - Thrissur Kerala

No. Survived Mango Tree :- 20
No. of Flowering Trees :- 3
No. of Sprouting Leafs :- 10

Percentage of Flowering Trees :- 15%
Percentage of Sprouting Leafs :- 50%

Data Collector :- Aswathy suresh.
Thrissur - Kerala.

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Coimbatore1
Mango Tree #1 without flowering.
Date: 26th Oct 2020
Place: NEHRU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE, SULUR, COIMBATORE
Coordinates: 11.0254° N, 77.1246° E
Data Collector: RATHEESH R M

Coimbatore2
Mango Tree #2 started flowering.
Date: 26th Oct 2020
Place: NEHRU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE, SULUR, COIMBATORE
Coordinates: 11.0254° N, 77.1246° E
Data Collector: RATHEESH R M

Coimbatore3
Mango Tree #3 started flowering.
Date: 27th Oct 2020
Place: NEHRU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE, SULUR, COIMBATORE
Coordinates: 11.0254° N, 77.1246° E
Data Collector: RATHEESH R M

Total no of mango trees : 3
No of trees flowering : 2 & non flowering :1

IMG-20201029-WA0050

MANGO TREE IS FLOWERING
Date :29 Oct 2020
Time:2 20pm
Location :Santacruz Goa
Coordinates :15N 74E
Mango tree :1
Collector:Nidhi
CUBE MHSS Goa

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Mango Tree is Fruiting
Date: 30/10/2020
Location:17.6868° N, 83.2185° E. Visakhapatnam
Two Trees under observation.
Observation:
Both the Trees are fruiting
image
Data collector: Sanya

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:point_down:This is how the MangoMap looks right now. We have data from all parts of India and we are looking for more. Let us learn collaboratively.

Mango

Everyone can view/access this map through the link provided below.
Link:MangoMap
COLOUR CODES for MangoMapping on Map.

  1. Flowering Tree: Yellow Tree Icon (as the flowers appear yellow)
  2. Fruiting Tree: Green Tree Icon (as the fruits appear green)
  3. Sprouting New Leaves: Red Tree Icon (as the tender leaves appear light-reddish)
  4. No-sprouting-no-flowering-no-fruiting: Brown Tree Icon (resembling the bark of the tree).