African Plant Database

Citrus medica L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 782 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Citrus
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
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