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Taxon: Litchi chinensis Sonn.

Genus: Litchi
Family: Sapindaceae subfamily: Sapindoideae
Nomen number: 22399
Place of publication: Voy. Indes orient. 2:230[quarto], 3:255[octavo], t. 129. 1782
Name verified on: 01-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 29-Jul-2014
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Hilo (HILO). Alternate site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).
Accessions: 85 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • leechee   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • litchi   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • lychee   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • cerisier de Chine   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • litchi de Chine   (Source: Hort Rev 16:144.) – French
  • Litchi   (Source: S. Reichel, p.c.) – German
  • Litchibaum   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Litchipflanze   (Source: S. Reichel, p.c.) – German
  • lici   (Source: Hort Rev 16:144.) – Italian
  • litchia   (Source: Hort Rev 16:144.) – Portuguese
  • lichia   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • litchi   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
  • alupag   (Source: Pl Res SEAs ) – unknown   [Litchi chinensis subsp. philippinensis]

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Indo-China: Cambodia [probably native]; Vietnam [n. (probably native)]
    Malesia: Philippines

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Litchi chinensis Sonn.:

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (06 October 2015)

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