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Lansium domesticum
Langsat in the Philippines
Langsat in the Philippines
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Sapindales
Family: Meliaceae
Genus: Lansium
Species: L. domesticum
Binomial name
Lansium domesticum

Lansium domesticum is a species of fruit-bearing tree belonging to the family Meliaceae.<ref name="ITIS"> Lansium domesticum (TSN 506421). Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Accessed on 12 March 2007.</ref> It is native to Malaysia and Indonesia. This tree is now widely grown in tropical regions for its sweet fruit, known variously as the langsat, lansa, langseh, langsep, lanzon, lanzone, lansone, duku or kokosan. The skin is yellow to brown and often spotted, with a smooth and waxy texture. When peeled away, it reveals separate slices of sweet translucent meat, which contains bitter seeds that are not eaten.

Langseh fruit


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