|Etymology||Genus||From Greek, dis (two) and karpos (fruit), possibly referring to the two-lobed pistil|
|Species||After the Mandarin common name of the fruit, Dragon's Eye|
|Common Names||Longan, Dragon's Eye|
|Status||Exotic: Cultivated Only|
Dimocarpus longan ssp. (subspecies) longan is a shrub easily recognisable by its foliage. The leaflets are frequently curved inwards and the lower surface is smooth because of fine hairs.Another subspecies Dimocarpus longan ssp. malesianus is a tree with large leaves, quite commonly found in abandoned plantations turned forests now.
The form of the Longan. Note the distinct foliage characterised by their rolled leaves.
A pinnate leaf, where each leaflet is strongly curved.
Leaflet front and back (where it is hairy).