An ultra-rare forest rambutan bearing small red fruits with soft, fish hook-like spines. The fruits are sweet and quite tasty with much similarity to the rambutan.
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A fairly large, forest tree growing up to 100+ feet tall. Fast-growing. The fruits are small and round, growing to about 3/4". Flesh is soft, white, and similar to the more common rambutan.
Flourishes in a humid, tropical environment. Fruiting seems to be encouraged with alternating wet and dry periods.
The fruits are eaten fresh. The tree is extremely rare in cultivation.
Native to the lowland forest regions of Borneo, peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra.