Durian taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Durian fruit (Durio zibethinus) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Durian as it is a combination of genus (Durio) and species (D. zibethinus). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Dillenhidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Durian is Malvaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Durian
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Durian that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Durian Facts are:
- 1 kg of durian contains 1350 calories which may cause weight gain.
- It may have a hyperthermic effect on the body, making you feel warmer.
- Study shows that durian has an ability to reduce infertility in men & women.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are D24, D99 (Gob kecil), D123 (Chanee), D145 (Beserah), D158 (Gan Yau), D159 (Monthong), D169 (Tok Litok), D188, D189, D190, D163 (Hor Lor) and D164 (Ang Bak). It is not available in seedless variety.