The history of the beloved lychee stretches back thousands of years, but its origins were a mystery. Photo: Getty Images
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How the iconic lychee grew from Yunnan to become a luxury for emperors
13 Jan 2022 - 9:47AM

By sequencing the genomes of various lychee plants, a team of global scientists theorised that lychees first appeared in Yunnan province.

The history of the beloved lychee stretches back thousands of years, but its origins were a mystery. Photo: Getty Images
How the iconic lychee grew from Yunnan to become a luxury for emperors

By sequencing the genomes of various lychee plants, a team of global scientists theorised that lychees first appeared in Yunnan province.

13 Jan 2022 - 9:47AM
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