Nephelium

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Nephelium
Rambutans by Muhammad Mahdi Karim.jpg
Nephelium lappaceum fruits
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Sapindaceae
Subfamily: Sapindoideae
Genus: Nephelium
L.[1]
Species

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Nephelium is a genus of about 25 species of flowering plants in the family Sapindaceae, native to southeastern Asia.

They are evergreen trees with pinnately compound leaves, and edible drupaceous fruit; one species, N. lappaceum (Rambutan) is commercially important for its fruit. The genus is closely related to Litchi and Dimocarpus.

Selected species

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nephelium L.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2006-03-29. Retrieved 2010-01-19. 

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