Catalogue Type
Seed Catalogue
Scientific Name
Ltichi chinensis
Distinguishing Characters
Litchi seeds are a rich brown color with a glossy appearance that is 1 to 3.3 cm long and 0.6 to 1.2 cm wide (0.39–1.30 by 0.24–0.47 in).
The seeds have been found to contain methylenecyclopropylglycine which can cause hypoglycemia, while outbreaks of encephalopathy in Indian and Vietnamese children have also been linked to its consumption.
Photo of Seed