Nephelium lappaceum var. pallens

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Nephelium lappaceum var. pallens


Tree, up to 44 m high, dbh up to 1.25 m, with up to 4 m high buttresses, sometimes shrub. Leaves (l-)3-5(-8)-jugate; Sepals 4 or 5, rarely 6, up to halfway connate, 1-2 mm long, outside sparsely to densely appressedly short-hairy, inside densely velutinous. Stamens (4-)5-8(-9). Fruits up to 5 by 3.5 cm, wall 1.5-2.5 mm thick.


Asia-Temperate: China South-Central (Yunnan present); Hainan (Hainan present), Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present); Sumatera (Sumatera present); Thailand (Thailand present), Palawan present, S Philippines present, Sulu Islands present
China (Yunnan, Hainan), Thailand, lndo-China, and Malesia: Sumatra, Malay Peninsula, Borneo, S Philippines (Palawan, Sulu Islands). Celebes.


1. There is a gradual shift in the variation of some characters from West to East. In continental Asia, Malaya, and Sumatra the leaves are up to 5-jugate, in Borneo they are sometimes 6-jugate, in the Sulu Islands they may be 7-jugate, and in Celebes they are up to 8-jugate. Domatia are common in the continental Asian forms, more rare in material from Malaya and Sumatra, and rare to absent further East.
2. This variety may be confused with N. cuspi-datum var. cuspidatum, with N. juglandifolium, and with N. ramboutan-ake. For differences, see under these taxa.