This Southeast Asian tree may be identical to a
plant that ancient Chinese sources refer to as lungIi,
which was said to have hallucinogenic effects (Li
1978, 24 f.*). Nephelium, however, contains only
toxic cyanogenic glycosides (Schultes and Hofmann
1995, 51*; Schultes and Farnsworth 1982, 187*).
This botanical identity is questionable (Li 1978,