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Nephelium lappaceum
(rambutan)

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Nephelium lappaceum (rambutan)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 03 January 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Nephelium lappaceum
  • Preferred Common Name
  • rambutan
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Fruits
  • Honey/honey flora
  • Windbreak
  • Wood/timber

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Pictures

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Nephelium lappaceum (rambutan) 1, flowering branch; 2, branchlet with fruits.

Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
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CaptionNephelium lappaceum (rambutan) 1, flowering branch; 2, branchlet with fruits. Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
Copyright©PROSEA Foundation
Nephelium lappaceum (rambutan) 1, flowering branch; 2, branchlet with fruits.

Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
Line drawing of plantNephelium lappaceum (rambutan) 1, flowering branch; 2, branchlet with fruits. Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia. ©PROSEA Foundation

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Nephelium lappaceum L.

Preferred Common Name

  • rambutan

Other Scientific Names

  • Nephelium chryseum
  • Nephelium sufferrugineum

International Common Names

  • Spanish: ramustan
  • French: litchi chevelu; ramboutan

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Rambutanbaum
  • Netherlands: rambootan

EPPO code

  • NEELA (Nephelium lappaceum)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Sapindales
  •                         Family: Sapindaceae
  •                             Genus: Nephelium
  •                                 Species: Nephelium lappaceum

List of Pests

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Major host of:

Adoxophyes privatana (leaf-curling moth, apple); Bactrocera dorsalis (Oriental fruit fly); Cataenococcus hispidus (citrus mealybug*); Conogethes punctiferalis (castor capsule borer); Conopomorpha cramerella (cocoa pod borer); Deudorix epijarbas; Diaprepes abbreviatus (citrus weevil); Dolabra nepheliae; Dysmicoccus neobrevipes (grey pineapple mealybug); Eublemma abrupta; Eublemma brachygonia; Eublemma versicolor; Euproctis scintillans; Eutetranychus orientalis (Citrus brown mite); Homona coffearia (tea tortrix); Lasmenia; Oidium nephelii (powdery mildew of rambutan); Oxyodes scrobiculata (leaf eating, looper (Thailand)); Pseudocercospora nephelii (leaf spot of rambutan); Rapala iarbus; Rapala pheretima; Scirtothrips dorsalis (chilli thrips); Statherotis discana (litchi leaf roller); Stauropus alternus (lobster caterpillar); Suana concolor; Tarsolepis sommeri; Tirathaba mundella (oil palm bunch moth)

Minor host of:

Albonectria rigidiuscula (green point gall); Attacus atlas (atlas moth); Bactrocera tryoni (Queensland fruit fly); Ceratitis capitata (Mediterranean fruit fly); Ceroplastes ceriferus (Indian wax scale); Ceroplastes floridensis (soft scale); Ceroplastes rusci (fig wax scale); Chondracris rosea (citrus locust); Darna diducta (nettle caterpillar); Dysmicoccus brevipes (pineapple mealybug); Eudocima fullonia (fruit-piercing moth); Ferrisia virgata (striped mealybug); Glomerella cingulata (anthracnose); Hypomeces squamosus (green weevil); Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); Marasmiellus scandens (white thread blight); Marasmius crinis-equi (horse hair blight); Melanitis leda ismene (rice butterfly); Nipaecoccus nipae (spiked mealybug); Orgyia postica (cocoa tussock moth); Planococcus citri (citrus mealybug); Pseudococcus jackbeardsleyi (Jack Beardsley mealybug); Rastrococcus iceryoides (mango mealy bug); Rigidoporus microporus (white root disease of rubber)

Uses List

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Environmental

  • Windbreak

Human food and beverage

  • Fruits
  • Honey/honey flora

Materials

  • Wood/timber