About Lanzon Fruit Lansium domesticum Corr.
Lanzon Fruit plant originated from the western part of Southeast Asia with a high reaching 30m. The trunk is woody and the root board is protruding above the ground. Dark gray and dark orange gray skin, containing milky viscous sap.
Ecology of Lanzon Fruit
Lanzon Fruit is generally grown in the lowlands to a height of 600 m above sea level. In areas with 1,500-2,500 mm rainfall per year. This plant can grow and bear fruit in various soil types, especially Latosol, Podsolik Red Yellow, and Alluvial. Leaf compound odd, bald or fluffy, with 6-9 leaflets arranged in rotation, elongated child leaves until oval size 9-21 cm × 5-10 cm, glossy on the upper side, pointed base and short tapered tip, child of stem 5-12 mm.
Type of Flower
Flowers are located in bunches that appear on large trunks or branches, hanging, alone or in bundles of 2-5 bunches or more, often branching off at the base, 10-30 cm long, and haired. Flower sized small, sitting or short-stemmed, aloof, and orrogynous. Petrix-shaped petals clipped five, fleshy, yellow-green color. The crown is oval, erect, fleshy, 2-3 mm × 4-5 mm in size, white to pale yellow. The thread is one beam, the tube length is about 2 mm, and the sari head is in a circle. Her pony is thick and short.
Type of Fruit
The banana-shaped Lanzon Fruit type fruits are jorong, round or rounded with a size of 2-4 (-7) cm × 1.5-5 cm, with brass to-brass, and petals do not fall out. The skin of the fruit is thin to thick (± 6 mm). The fruit seeds are 1-3, flat, green, bitter taste. Seeds wrapped in white seed salute and thick, watery, with a sweet to sour taste. Lanzon Fruit is mainly eaten fresh or preserved in syrup.
Benefit of Lanzon Fruit
Some traditional medicine uses part of this Lanzon plant. For drug worms and drug fever can use Lanzon fruit seeds are bitter pounded and mixed with water. For dysentery and malaria can use this bark as a medicine.
To treat while scorpion bites can use flour from the skin of Lanzon fruit as a poultice.Fruit skin too used as a diarrhea medicine. For some traditional Filipino communities, they use the Lanzon tree skin burned for mosquito repellent. they dry the skin of the fruit and process it into a mixture for incense.