Sorting Dimocarpus names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :


Dimocarpus confinis (How & Ho) H. S. Lo.

SYNONYM(S) : Pseudonephelium confine How & Ho

CHINESE : Long li.

ENGLISH : False longan.

Dimocarpus fumatus (Bl.) Leenh.

Dimocarpus fumatus (Bl.) Leenh. subsp. calcicola C. Y. Wu

CHINESE : Hui yan xiao shao zi.


Dimocarpus longan Lour.

SYNONYM(S) : Euphoria longan (Lour.) Steudel, Euphoria longana L. , Euphoria longana Lam. , Nephelium longana (Lam.) Cambess., Nephelium longan (Lour.) Hook. , Nephelium long-yan Blume , Nephelium malaiensis Griff.

CHINESE : Long yan, Gui yuan, Yang yan guo shu, Yuan yan.

ENGLISH : Dragon's eye, Dragon's eye fruit, Longan.

FRENCH : Longan, Longanier, Oeil de dragon.

GERMAN : Longane, Longanbaum, Longanbeere.

JAPANESE : Rongan, Ryugan.

MALAY :   Kelengkeng (Indonesia), Lengkeng (Indonesia), Mata kucing.

PERSIAN :  از تیرهٔ ناترکیان.

PORTUGUESE : Olho-de-dragão (Brazil), Longana.

RUSSIAN : Longan.


SPANISH : Longán, Mamoncillo chino (Cuba).

TAGALOG : Alupag (may be Litchi name only).

THAI : Lamyai.

VIETNAMESE : Long nhan.

Dimocarpus longan Lour. subsp. longan

ENGLISH : Cultivated longan.

Most names above can be applied to this subsp.

Dimocarpus longan Lour. subsp. malesianus Leenh.

SYNONYM(S) : Euphoria cinerea (Turcz.) Radlk., Euphoria malaiensis (Griff.) Radlk., Nephelium malaiense Griff.

ENGLISH : Cat's eyes, Isau, Musky Sarawak longan, Small-fruited longan.

MALAY : Mata kucing (Sarawak), Mata kuching ?

VIETNAMESE : Nhan malay.

Dimocarpus yunnanensis (W. T. Wang) C. Y. Wu & T. L. Ming.

SYNONYM(S) : Xerospermum yunnanense W. T. Wang

CHINESE : Dian long yan.

ENGLISH : Yunnan longan.

General Bibliography


General & specific on-line


Complementary / Specific


EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < >.

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

USDA, ARS, 2002, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (26 January 2003).

Wang Zongxun et al. 1996, A New Latin, Chinese, English Botanical Nomenclature. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany. Aviation Industry Publisher, Beijing.

Wiersema J. H. & León B. 1999, World Economic Plants : a Standard Reference. CRC Press LLC.


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