Dimocarpus longan Lour. (China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Yunnan, SW-China (I) to SE-China (I)), India (Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala), Sri Lanka, Peru (I), peninsular Malaysia (Perak), Singapore (I), Java, New Guinea, Borneo, Thailand, Palau Isl. (I), Society Isl. (I) (Raiatea (I)), Southern Marianas (I) (Guam (I)), Mauritius (I), La Runion (I), Andaman Isl. (Little Andaman Isl.), Nicobar Isl. (North Nicobar Isl., Central Nicobar Isl.), Myanmar [Burma] (Bago, Mandalay, Mon, Shan), Vietnam, Bangladesh as per Catalogue of Life)

Floral Database of Tamilnadu

Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution Common name English name

Large tree Western Ghats
& Eastern Ghats, Moist Deciduous Forests
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983; Matthew, 1983
Dharmapuri, Dindigul, Kanniyakumari, Nilgiri, 
Salem, Tirunelveli
Poovam,  Kaattapoovam Longan


Species with description &
pictures in Flowers of India
as on 20.1.14: 

Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name

Dimocarpus longan Euphoria longana, Nephelium longana Sapindaceae Dragon’s Eyes


longan Loureiro
[Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Guinea (naturalized), Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam; cultivated in subtropical regions].

Mansfeld’s Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: (Except … edited by Peter Hanelt, R. Büttner (2001)- Details-
Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004)- Details-

Dimocarpus : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Dimocarpus

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of thespecies available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

Any comments are welcome


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