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Citrus ID

 

Citrandarin

 

Synonyms

 

None

Cultivar or taxon

 

Citrus reticulata Blanco x Citrus trifoliata L. (sensu Zhang and Mabberley 2008); Citrus reticulata Blanco var. austera Swingle x Poncirus trifoliata (L.) Raf. (sensu Swingle and Reece 1967); Citrus sunki (Hyata) hort. ex Tanaka x Poncirus trifoliata (L.) Raf. (sensu Tanaka sec. Cottin 2002; sec. NPGS/GRIN 2010)

Description

 

Crown compact or dense, not weeping. First-year twig surface glabrous; second- or third-year twig surface striate; thorns straight; prickles absent or not persistent. Petiole glabrous, length short or medium, wings medium, adjoining the blade. Leaflets three, margin entire (by misinterpretation) or bluntly toothed, rachis wings absent, shade leaflet blades weakly or strongly conduplicate, sun leaflet blades weakly or strongly conduplicate. Scent of crushed leaflets mandarin-like. Fruit as broad as long or longer than broad; rind yellow (7-10), yellow-orange (11), orange (12), or red-orange (13); rind texture slightly rough (4-5) or rough (8); firmness leathery; navel absent; flesh orange; taste acidic-sweet or sour.

Swingle and Reece (1967) additionally noted that: "Citrandarins are much like citranges except that the mandarin orange parent greatly reduces the amount of bitter oil found in droplets inside the pulp-vesicles. In citranges this oil usually makes the fruit too bitter to eat."

References

 

Cottin, R. 2002. Citrus of the World: A citrus directory. Version 2.0. France: SRA INRA-CIRAD.

Swingle, W.T. and P.C. Reece. 1967. The botany of Citrus and its wild relatives. In: Reuther, W., H.J. Webber, and L.D. Batchelor (eds.). The Citrus industry. Ed. 2. Vol. I. University of California, Riverside. http://lib.ucr.edu/agnic/webber/Vol1/Chapter3.html.

Zhang, D. and D.J. Mabberley. 2008. Citrus. In: Flora of China Editorial Committee (eds.). Flora of China, Vol. 11. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Resources

 

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