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Wednesday, 7 July 2010


The lychee ( Commonly called litchi, laichi, lichu) [pronounced lee'-chee] is the sole member of the genus Litchi in the soapberry family, Sapindaceae. It is a tropical and subtropical fruit tree native to China, and now cultivated in many parts of the world.Lychees  are especially popular in China, throughout South-East Asia, along with India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.Lychee is cultivated in China, and in a narrow band through Thailand, North Vietnam, and northern India, particular Bihar. In recent years, the Bengal region's annual crop has grown larger than China's. South Africa and the United States (Hawaii and Florida) also have extensive production.

Scientific Name:  Litchi chinensis    

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