- Flower nameRambutan
- Scientific nameNephelium lappaceum
- 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.
Members of the family Sapindaceae
Litchi (Litchi chinensis), Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum), and Longan (Dimocarpus longan) are similar to each other.
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.