Rambutan

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Rambutan

 

(Nephelium lappaceum), a fruit tree of the family Sapindaceae. The tree is 6–7 m tall (occasionally as tall as 20–25 m). The leaves are alternate and pinnate, and the flowers are inconspicuous and in axillary or apical inflorescences. The fruits, which have a diameter of 3–4.5 cm, are oval or, sometimes, globose. Their leathery pericarp is raspberry or, occasionally, yellow in color and has soft thorns. The seed bears a succulent and fleshy aromatic aril. Rambutan is native to the Malay Archipelago. It is cultivated for its edible fruits, mainly in tropical Asia, where there are numerous varieties.

REFERENCE

Siniagin, I.I. Tropicheskoe zemledelie. Moscow, 1968.
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Fruit of litchi, Litchi chinensis, and rambutan, Nephelium lappaceum, were collected from the field in 2006 and 2007 and monitored for the emergence of West Indian fruit flies, Anastrepha obliqua.
Key Words: Anastrepha oblique, Litchi chinensis, Nephelium lappaceum, quarantine
Frutas de litchi, Litchi chinensis, y rambutan, Nephelium lappaceum, fueron colectadas en el campo en 2006 y 2007 y se monitorearon para detectar la presencia de la mosca de la fruta de la Indias Occidentales, Anastrepha oblique.