Litchi chinensis Sonn.

Common Names

Leechee, Lichi, Litchi, Lychee


Deep pink or brownish-yellow or bright red or purple-red, white translucent pulp, thin but tough scaly leathery skin, 1 seed, round, 1 1/2 inch diameter, clusters, brown pip.


China, Hong Kong, Mexico, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam


Host for fruit flies (including Bactrocera spp., Dacus spp., & Ceratitis spp.), moths (Tortricidae), beetles (Curculionidae), and mealybugs.

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