Wampi

Common Name Wampi/Wampee
Kingdom Plantae
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Order Sapindales
Family Rutaceae
Genus Clausena
Species lanseum/punctata/wampi
Native southern China and the northern part of former French Indochina, especially from North to Central Vietnam
Characteristics Fruit a subglobose berry, up to 2.5 cm diameter, brownish yellow, sparsely puberulent, 5-celled but often only 1-2-seeded; pericarp thin, glandular dotted; pulp watery, semi-translucent, acid to sweet.
Distribution China, Vietnam and the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. The tree is less frequently grown in India, Sri Lanka and Queensland, and occasionally in Florida and Hawaii
Climate and weather Wampee needs a subtropical to tropical climate. It can survive only mild frosts. It does best in rich loam, but can be planted on other well drained soils too. In general, Wampee needs the same conditions as needed by other major citrus fruits
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Uses A fully ripe, peeled wampee, of the sweet or subacid types, is agreeable to eat out-of-hand, discarding the large seed or seeds. The seeded pulp can be added to fruit cups, gelatins or other desserts, or made into pie or jam. Jelly can be made only from the acid types when under-ripe. The Chinese serve the seeded fruits with meat dishes.
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