|NEPHELIUM MUTABILE - Pulasan |
This large evergreen tree, native to Borneo and neighboring countries is a relative of the litchi. It is sometimes sold in markets as a variety of the rambutan, although it is actually a distinct species. The fruit is plum-sized, growing in clusters of 3 - 5, having a thick skin with deep pink, rough surfaces bearing short, blunt spines. The pulp is translucent white, adhering strongly to a large seed. The seed is also edible fresh or cooked. This tree hasn't fruited in Florida yet. Propagated by seed or airlayers.