African Plant Database

Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr.
Information on the genus : Citrus
Basionym : Aurantium maximum Burm.
Status for TA : accepted (cultivated)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Aurantium maximum Burm.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Citrus grandis (L.) Osbeck
=Citrus ×aurantium var. grandis L. (1753)
=Citrus ×aurantium var. decumana L.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Spiny tree 5-15 m; branchlets pubescent; leaves 5-20 x 2-12 cm, petiole broadly winged; flowers 3-7 cm Ø, cream; fruit globose or pear-shaped, yellow, 10-30 cm Ø; peel thick, ±yellowish; pulp yellow or pink, sweet.
Ecology : used as dessert fruit, preserves (peel candied), juice.
  Cultivated in W & E parts of Africa.
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Record n°90373
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