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Lansium domesticum Duku tree Duku Meliaceae

Lansium domesticum, Duku, Langsat


Lansium domesticum, Duku, Langsat

The tree is erect, short-trunked, slender or spreading; reacLansium domesticum, Duku, Langsathing 35 to 50 ft (10.5 to 15 m) in heightSmall, white or pale-yellow, fleshy, mostly bisexual, flowers are home in simple or branched racemes which may be solitary or in hairy clusters on the trunk and oldest branches, at first standing erect and finally pendant, and 4 to 12 in (10-30 cm) in length.
The fruit, borne 2 to 30 in a cluster, is oval, ovoid-oblong or nearly round, 1 to 2 in (2.5-5 cm) in diameter, and has light grayish-yellow to pale brownish or pink, velvety skin, leathery, thin or thick, and containing milky latex. There are 5 or 6 segments of aromatic, white, translucent, juicy flesh (arils), acid to subacid in flavor. Seeds, which adhere more or less to the flesh, are usually present in 1 to 3 of the segments. They are green, relatively largeŠLansium domesticum, Duku, Langsat3/4 to 1 in (2-2.5 cm) long and 1/2 to 3/4 in (1.25-2 cm) wide, very bitter, and sometimes, if the flesh clings tightly to the seed, it may acquire some of its bitterness.
The langsat originated in western Malaysia
Langsats are commonly grown from seeds Seedlings will bear in 12 to 20 years.
Langsats in Malaya generally bear twice a year-in June and July and again in December and January or even until February.