“This graceful tree should become one of our ornamentals because of its delicate foliage and splendid fruits.” EJH Corner (1988) in Wayside Trees of Malaya Vol 2. 3rd Edition. This is a tree of river banks and open forests and how beautifully the canopy overhangs the boardwalk in Macritchie.
This tree is a relative of the logan, rambutan and lychee, all belonging to the plant family Sapindaceae. The pear-shaped velvety fruits are 3-lobed, which is quite characteristic of the family.