Nephelium reticulatum (PROSEA)

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Nephelium reticulatum Radlk.

Family: Sapindaceae

Vernacular names

  • Malaysia: buah stagok, bua sibo kakuran (Sarawak).




The sarcotesta around the seed is edible, sweet.


  • Tree, up to 25 m tall and trunk up to 70 cm diameter, sometimes with buttresses up to 75 cm tall.
  • Leaves 4(-7)-jugate.
  • Fruit an ellipsoid capsule, 4 cm × 2.5 cm, red, densely set with up to 1 cm long appendages.

In primary forest on sandy soils, up to 400 m altitude.

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