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Nephelium juglandifolium  Blume


Botanical Name


Nephelium juglandifolium Blume



Nephelium altissimum Teijs. & Binn., Nephelium tuberculatum Radlk.





General Info


A tree that grows to a height of 30m with a girth of 90cm. Bole is straight with slight buttresses. Bark is smooth and dull red in color. Stems are thick to 1.2cm in diameter, with a few hairs. Leaves are pinnate, alternate, and exstipulate. Rachis is 23cm long and shows four to five pairs of folioles which are dark green above, and measure 11.3cm × 4.4cm – 16cm × 5cm – 16.5cm × 6.4cm –16cm × 6cm. Folioles are pointed at the apex, thinly coriaceous, with about 11 pairs of secondary nerves. Inflorescences are axillary and the terminal panicles are 10cm long. Flowers are minute and apetalous, with seven to eight stamens and a bilobed ovary. Calyx is partially tubular. Fruits are 4cm × 2.5cm and covered with a red pericarp and coarsely tuberculate. Sarcotesta is thin and edible.

Herb Effects

Narcotic (seeds)


PROSEA (Plant Resources of South-East Asia) Foundation



Medicinal Use

Induces sleep (seeds)


Christophe Wiart. Medicinal Plants of Asia and the Pacific, P:174, CRC Press, June 2006.



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