African Plant Database

Nephelium lappaceum L.
Information on the genus : Nephelium
Status for TA : accepted (cultivated)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Nephelium lappaceum L. var. lappaceum
Taxon infra-specific
Nephelium lappaceum L. var. lappaceum
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 10-27 m; twigs hairy; leaves simple or of 1-5(-7) leaflets 5-30x2,5-11 cm; inflorescences lax; fruit variable in colour: crimson, purple, greenish, yellowish, orange, 6-8 cm long covered with soft fleshy ± spine-like appendages to 2 cm long.
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Ecology : Grown for its edible fruits.
  Native to Thailand, Malesia.
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Record n°177499
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