Lansium parasiticum

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Lansium parasiticum
In the Philippines
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Meliaceae
Genus: Lansium
L. parasiticum
Binomial name
Lansium parasiticum
    • Aglaia aquea (Jacq.) Kosterm.
    • Aglaia domestica (Corrêa) Pellegr.
    • Aglaia dookoo Griff.
    • Aglaia intricatoreticulata Kosterm.
    • Aglaia merrillii Elmer nom. inval.
    • Aglaia sepalina (Kosterm.) Kosterm.
    • Aglaia steenisii Kosterm.
    • Amoora racemosa Ridl.
    • Lachanodendron domesticum (Corrêa) Nees
    • Lansium domesticum Corrêa
    • Melia parasitica Osbeck

Lansium parasiticum, commonly known as langsat, is a species of tree in the family Meliaceae with commercially cultivated edible fruits. The species is native to Southeast Asia.

It is of the family, Meliaceae, and of the Kingdom Plantae. The tree is actually not parasitic, "parasiticum" comes from the fact that it can grow as an epiphyte in the wild, which was once thought to be a sign of parasitism.

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved 16 May 2014.