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Common name

English: Lychee

German: Litchi

Mandarin: 荔枝 (li zhi)

Portuguese: Lichia

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2611)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2511)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2123)

      Order: Sapindales (68)

        Family: Sapindaceae (16)(family description)

          Genus: Litchi (1)

            Epithet: chinensis Sonn. (5)

Synonyms: Nephelium litchi Cambess., Scytalia chinensis (Sonn.) Gaertn.

chinensis => of Chinese origin

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Litchi chinensis at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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