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Nephelium lappaceum fruits
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Sapindaceae
Subfamily: Sapindoideae
Genus: Nephelium

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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


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

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