Nephelium aculeatum (PROSEA)

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Nephelium aculeatum Leenh.

Family: Sapindaceae


Only known from Sabah (Borneo).


The sarcotesta around the seed is edible.


  • Medium-sized tree.
  • Leaves 4-jugate.
  • Fruit an oblique-ellipsoid capsule, 3 cm × 2 cm × 1.75 cm, glabrous, fairly densely aculeate.

In secondary forest, fruiting in August.

Selected sources

  • Leenhouts, P.W., 1986. A taxonomic revision of Nephelium (Sapindaceae). Blumea 31: 373-436.
  • van Welzen, P.C., Lamb, A. & Wong, W.W.W., 1988. Edible Sapindaceae in Sabah. Nature Malaysiana 13: 10-25.


P.C.M. Jansen, J. Jukema, L.P.A. Oyen, T.G. van Lingen