The tree is erect, short-trunked, slender or spreading; reaching 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 largeŠ3/4 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
Langsats in Malaya generally bear twice a year-in June and July and
again in December and January or even until February.