African Plant Database


Citrus medica L.
Family : RUTACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 782 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Citrus
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for NA : accepted (cultivated)
Status for TA : accepted (cultivated)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Citrus medica subsp. bajoum H. Perrier (1950)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree to 3 m tall of irregular habit; spines stout; leaves elliptic, 8-20 x 3-9 cm, serrate, petiole short, wingless, not articulated with blade; flowers 3-4 cm Ø, tinged pink; stamens 30-40; fruit irregularly cylindrical-ovoid, bumpy,[…]
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Ecology : Widely cultivated for medicine, preserves (peel candied).
  Traditionally believed to be native in India but in studies by Bayer & al. (o.c.: 668) clustering with species from New Guinea, Australia and New Caledonia).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Eur. 2: 229 (1968).
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 90374
 
Record n°90374
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