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Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Faimily: Sapindaceae
Subfaimily: Sapindoideae
Genus: Litchi
Species: L. chinensis
Binomial name
Litchi chinensis

The lychee (Litchi chinensis) (Cheenese: 荔枝; pinyin: lì zhī) is the sole member o the genus Litchi in the soapberry faimily, Sapindaceae.


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  1. "Litchi chinensis Sonn". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 17 October 1995. Archived frae the original on 14 Mey 2009. Retrieved 19 Januar 2010.