Litchi chinensis

Sapindaceae

Litchi

Origin: China to Malaysia

Introduced to Lancetilla in 1927, the Lychee tree can reach a height of 10 m, and the fruit is very popular for its delicious taste and texture.  The red coloured shell of the fruit encloses a soft light pink pulp, which is can eaten, or turned into juice.  The seeds can be toasted to make a type of chocolate. 

 

tree with ripe fruits  (var. Broster)

 

Infloresence (var. Broster)

 

 

 

 

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