litchix?

Frank van de Loo fvandelo at ca.uky.edu
Thu Dec 14 07:40:13 EST 1995


bae at oci.utoronto.ca (Beverly Erlebacher) wrote:
>
>li-tchi or li-chee or ly-chee n. 1. A Chinese tree, Litchi chinensis,  
>  bearing edible fruit. 2. Also litchi nut.  The fruit of the litchi tree.[
>  Chin. (Mandarin) li {4}zhi {1}]
>
>Sorry, I don't know the family.  They are in season in summer.  You can
>also buy them canned.  I think they need frost free or nearly frost free
>conditions.  They are not strawberry-like in any fruit character unless
>your eyesight is bad or you have a lot of imagination!
>
My previous post probably uninformative (drat that attachment thing).
I searched the Tropicos database of the Missouri Botanical Garden:
http://keck.tamu.edu/cgi/MG/wwwRMG.mobot.html
for Litchi, and got:
fam. SAPINDACEAE, Soapberry family

Cheers,
Frank van de Loo.





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