Longan taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Longan fruit (Dimocarpus longan) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Longan as it is a combination of genus (Dimocarpus) and species (D. longan). 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 Longan is Sapindaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Longan
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 Longan that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Longan Facts are:
- Longan is also called as "Dragon's eye" in China as it gives an impression of an eyeball.
- Longan seeds can be used to absorb the venom after the snake bite and they also help to stop bleeding.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Chompoo Longan, Kohala Seedling, Haew, Edau and Biew Kiew. It is not available in seedless variety.