RAMBUTAN

Picture of Rambutan

rambutan
a tree with the scientific name
Nephelium lappaceum

rambutan
the oval fruit of this tree

As you can see in the picture, the rambutan fruit is covered with spines. But these spines are pliable and soft to touch. The Philippine variety of rambutan has a thicker skin and is slightly rounder than the ones in the photograph below.

Picture of Rambutan

Foreigners say the flesh reminds them of the lychee fruit, but the taste is not as sweet.