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litchi

(lē`chē), Chinese tree (Litchi chinensis) of the family Sapindaceae (soapberrysoapberry,
common name for the plant family Sapindaceae, a primarily tropical family of trees, shrubs, lianas, and herbaceous climbers, as well as a genus, Sapindus, in that family found in Asia and the Americas. The soapberry family includes the litchi.
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 family), having a small, aromatic, pulpy fruit in a thin, rough shell. It is the best-known Chinese fruit and a favorite with the Chinese, who use it fresh, dried, or preserved. In commerce it is usually seen dried, in which form it appears as a nut with a raisinlike center. The juicy pulp is also canned. The tree is now grown in other warm countries and to some extent in the United States in S Florida and California. Among variant spellings are leechee, lichee, and lychee. Litchis are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Sapindaceae.

litchi

[′lī‚chē]
(botany)

litchi

, lichee, lichi, lychee
1. a Chinese sapindaceous tree, Litchi chinensis, cultivated for its round edible fruits
2. the fruit of this tree, which has a whitish juicy edible aril
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1992a) mencionan que en el cultivo de litchi, los macronutrientes se encuentran en sus niveles mas bajos cuando el arbol esta en la etapa de amarre de frutos; mientras que en mango, el fosforo se encuentra en su nivel mas bajo en la madurez del fruto, el nitrogeno en el desarrollo del fruto y el potasio en la etapa de brotacion vegetativa (BenitezPardo et al.
The litchi propagation by seed is not recommended as it generates plants with a high degree of genetic diversity and a juvenile stage from 10 to 12 years, plus lower quality fruit (Chand et al.
Trees of jamun, ber and litchi are still used for avenue plantation, that's why income is very low.
Former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi said the state government was sending its police personnel on deputation to Delhi and deploying others to guard mango and litchi trees when it does not have sufficient number of cops to check thefts.
The investigation in Bangladesh focused primarily on the possibility that pesticides used seasonally in litchi orchards might be involved, but no specific pesticide was implicated.
The report carried on the June 9 also quoted some experts saying that colouring agents and insecticides used on Litchi crop were the cause behind the disease.
We are advising parents not to feed litchi to children below ten years," said Dr.
Bolt and Joubert (1980) recommended air layered litchi trees for orchard establishment in 10 years trials; they compared marcoted vs grafted trees.
No variations were observed in total sugars, reducing sugars and non-reducing sugars of litchi fruit with application of CaCl2 alone, which increased significantly with foliar application of CaCl2 3% + Borax.