Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Litchi chinensis Sonn.

Family: Sapindaceae Genus: Litchi Species: Litchi chinensis Sonn.






Synonym Corvinia litschi Stadtm. ex Willemet, Euphoria didyma Blanco
Flower Color White
Common Name Leechee, Lychee Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Lychee Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Lichi Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Up to 1000 m Fruit Type Nut
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit oval, heart shaped or nearly round, 2.5 cm or more in diameter
Habitat Occurs around the field and cultivated in garden Bark Type Smooth
Distribution China, Malaysia, Vietnam and exotic in India,Australia Brazil, Honduras, Hong Kong, subtropical and tropical areas of the world Bark Details Grey, trunk and limbs
Distribution in manipur Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species Tree is handsome, dense, round-topped, slow-growing, 30 to 100 ft (9-30 m) high and equally broad, evergreen leaves, 5 to 8 in (12.5-20 cm) long, are pinnate, having 4 to 8 alternate, elliptic-oblong to lanceolate, abruptly pointed, leaflets, somewhat leathery, smooth, glossy, dark-green on the upper surface and grayish-green beneath and 2 to 3 in (5-7.5 cm) long Leaf Details 2 to 8 leaflets have a reddish color when young, becoming shiny and bright green when mature

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