Alupag Tree

By | March 26, 2021
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Alupag Tree

Alupag Tree (Litchi chinensis subsp. philippinensis (Radlk.) Leenh. Synonymous to Dimocarpus didyma.)

Alupag is an evergreen fruit-bearing tree that can reach a height of about 25 meters.

Indigenous to the Philippines, it looks similar to its relatives, the lychee and longan.

The fruits are round, greenish, rough, and occur in loose clusters, while the tasty and juicy flesh is whitish and semi-transparent, wrapped around a large black seed.

Alupag’s conservation status is Vulnerable (DAO 2017-11)

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