Litchi chinensis Sonn.

 
  • Family : SAPINDACEAE
    (Soapberry Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : REETHA FAMILY (रीठा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : SAPINDACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Nephelium chinense (Sonn.) M.R.Almeida; Nephelium litchi Camb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Litchi chinensis Sonn.
  • Common name : Litchi, Lychee
  • Vernacular name : Lichi (Hindi); Lichu (Oria); Litchi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated for edible fruit
  • Flower, Fruit : January-June
  • Native : South China
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in many parts of the World
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Litchi chinensis. Downloaded on 1 December 2022.

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