Dimocarpus australianus

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Dimocarpus australianus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Sapindaceae
Genus: Dimocarpus
Species: D. australianus
Binomial name
Dimocarpus australianus

Dimocarpus australianus also known as Australian native lychee, is a species of trees, closely related to the longan, constituting part of the plant family Sapindaceae.[1][2] They grow naturally only (endemic) in Cape York Peninsula, Australia. The edible fruit tastes like lychee, sweeter than longan, and occasionally gets described as 'too sweet' in comparison by longan fanciers. [2]


  1. ^ a b Leenhouts, P. W. (1973). "A new species of Dimocarpus (Sapindaceae) from Australia". Blumea - Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants. 21 (2): 377–380. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Hyland, B. P. M.; Whiffin, T.; Zich, F. A.; et al. (Dec 2010). "Factsheet – Dimocarpus australianus". Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants. Edition 6.1, online version [RFK 6.1]. Cairns, Australia: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), through its Division of Plant Industry; the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research; the Australian Tropical Herbarium, James Cook University. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 

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