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Common name

English: Rambutan

German: Rambutan

Mandarin: 红毛丹 (hong mao dan)

Portuguese: Rambutão

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2603)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2502)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2116)

      Order: Sapindales (68)

        Family: Sapindaceae (16)(family description)

          Genus: Nephelium (1)

            Epithet: lappaceum L. (1)

Synonyms: Dimocarpus crinitus Lour., Euphoria crinita Poir., Euphoria nephelium Poir., Euphoria nephelium DC., Euphoria ramb-outan Labill.

crinita => mane-like, long haired

crinitus => mane-like, long haired

lappaceum => resembling Greater Burdock, Arctium lappa

nephelium => alludes to clouds (Greek, nephos=cloud)

ramb-outan => the hairy one

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: green, beige, white

External links

Check for Nephelium lappaceum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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