African Plant Database

Citrus reticulata Blanco
Protologue : Fl. Filip. 610 (1837)
Information on the genus : Citrus
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for NA : accepted (cultivated)
Status for TA : accepted (cultivated)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Citrus deliciosa Ten. (1840)
=Citrus depressa Hayata (1919)
=Citrus nobilis Andrews
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree (or shrub) 2-8 m tall, sometimes with spines; leaflets ±ovate, 4-8 x 1,5-5 cm, crenate; petiole narrowly winged or margined; flowers 1,5-2,5 cm Ø, petals 5, stamens ±20; fruit depressed-globose, yellow or orange-red; 5-8 cm Ø;[…]y
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Ecology : Widely cultivated for fruit eaten raw and juice. Considered to be the hardiest of the Citrus species.
Biol./Eco : Shrub, Tree; Humid, Subhumid, Dry; Forest; 0-499 m, 500-999 m; distribution: Naturalised in Madagascar.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:338 (2012)
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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