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  Litchi chinensis
 
  Family: SAPINDACEAE
  Citation:  Litchi chinensis Sonner. Voy. Ind. Or. Chine 2: 230. t. 129. 1782; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 112. 1989; P.C. Pant in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 387. 2000; P. Singh & E. Vajr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 787. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 247. 2009. Nephelium litchi Camb., Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris18: 30. 1829; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 687. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 252(180). 1918.
  Malayalam Name(s): Litchi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Lychee, Lichee
  Description: Medium sized tree, 15 m high; branching nearly from base; bark grey, nearly smooth; branchlets lenticellate. Leaves alternate, pinnate, rachis 5-15 cm long; leaflets 7-15 x 2.5-4 cm, oblong-lanceolate, elliptic-oblong, acute to acuminate, base obtuse, cuneate, glabrous and shining above and glaucous beneath. Panicles terminal, up to 50 cm long. Flowers 0.3-0.5 cm across. Petals absent. Stamens 6-8, exserted; filaments slender. Drupe fleshy with a brown muricated rind turning red; seeds shining brown.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-May
  District(s): Kottayam, Idukki, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kannur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Native of China
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: Yes
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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