What is the difference between Longan and Lanzones?

The difference between longan and lanzones

is that “longan” is an evergreen tree, Dimocarpus longan, of the Sapindaceae family, native to southern China and “lanzones” is lansium parasiticum; a species of tree in the mahogany family.

longan

lanzones

Noun

  • An evergreen tree, Dimocarpus longan, of the Sapindaceae family, native to southern China.
  • The fruit from the longan tree.

Synonyms

  • dragon’s eye

Noun

  • Lansium parasiticum; a species of tree in the mahogany family
  • (usually in the plural) The fruit of this tree

Synonyms

  • langsat

Examples

  • San Manuel and the neighboring towns around Mount Banahao, in Laguna, are famous for lanzones. The story goes that it used to be a wild fruit in the mountain that nobody attempted to eat because the locals knew it was poisonous.