|Clausena lansium ripe fruits|
The leaves are smooth and dark green in color. The flowers appearing in late March are white, with 4-5 petals, about 3–4 mm diameter. The fruit is oval about 3 cm long and 2 cm in diameter, containing 2 to 5 seeds that occupy ~ 40-50% of the fruit volume. The tree reaches a maximum height of 20 meters. It grows well in tropical or subtropical conditions and is susceptible to cold. Wampee trees grow well in a wide range of soil but will grow best in rich loam.
It is cultivated for its fruit which resemble grapes in appearance and are popular in China, Vietnam and the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. The tree is less frequently grown in India, Sri Lanka and Queensland, and occasionally in Florida and Hawaii.
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Flowering Clausena lansium in Hong Kong
- Oxford English Dictionary, "wampee"
- http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/wampee.html Purdue "The wampee"
- Purdue "The wampee"