The pulasan is closely allied to the rambutan and sometimes confused with it. It is also sometimes known as rambutan-kafri, rambutan paroh or pening-pening-ramboetan.
Description and Origin
The pulasan tree is about 33 to 50 ft in height, has a short trunk (12 – 16 in thick) and the branchelets are brown-hairy when young. The flavor is generally much sweeter than that of the rambutan. The pulasan is native to Western Malaysia, mostly in lowland forests around Perak.