Rambutan taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Rambutan fruit (Nephelium lappaceum) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Rambutan as it is a combination of genus (Nephelium) and species (N. lappaceum). 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 Rambutan is Sapindaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Rambutan
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 Rambutan that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Rambutan Facts are:
- Oils extracted from its seeds is used to make soaps and candles.
- 'Rambut' means hairy in Malay.
- It makes the best hair mask.
- Seeds are edible and healthy too.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Rongrien, Chompu, Rapiah, Bingjai and Lebak Bulus. It is not available in seedless variety.