Rambutan

Nephelium lappaceum

  • Rambutan
  • Rambutan
  • Flower name
    Rambutan
  • Scientific name
    Nephelium lappaceum
  • Alias
  • Place of originSoutheast Asia
  • Place of floweringSubtropical region
  • Flowering seasonApril, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

What is Rambutan

Rambutan (scientific name: Nephelium lappaceum) is a tropical evergreen tree and fruit tree of the genus Nephelium in the family Sapindaceae, native to Southeast Asia. The flowers bloom twice locally, in April to May and September to October. The red oval fruits are harvested from July to August and December to January. The name of the fruit means that the fruit is hairy (rambut in Malay) + an (object). The white jelly-like pseudocarp, encased in a red skin, is edible. The rambutans are sweet, easy to eat, and have a pleasant taste.

Common name: Rambutan, scientific name: Nephelium lappaceum, aka: Nephelium lappaceum, tree height: 3 to 15 meters. Leaf shape: oval to oblong, leaf substance: cortex, leaflets: alternate, Flower inflorescence: conical inflorescence, petals: absent, corolla color: yellow-green, flower diameter: 0.25-0.5 cm,fruit length: 3-5 cm, fruit shape: round to long round, use: fruit as food, seeds as edible oil, roots, leaves and bark as medicine and dye.


  • Eye
    Sapindales
  • Family
    Sapindaceae
  • Genus
    Nephelium
  • Species
    N. lappaceum
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cone / Compound inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    without
  • Leaf type
    ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typetropical evergreen tree and fruit tree
  • Flower colors
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height300.0 ~ 800.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.25 ~ 0.5 cm

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