Lychee taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Lychee fruit (Litchi chinensis) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Lychee as it is a combination of genus (Litchi) and species (L. chinensis). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Rosidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Lychee is Sapindaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Lychee
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 Lychee that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Lychee Facts are:
- The seed of Lychee fruit is toxic & can adversely affect the digestive system.
- This fruit gives a smoky flavor when eaten dried.
- This fruit is a symbol of love and romance in China.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Emperor fruit, Mauritiu, Sweet Heart, Brewster, Haak Yip and Bengal. It is not available in seedless variety.