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Citrus ID

 

Citremon

 

Synonyms

 

None

Cultivar or taxon

 

Citrus x limon (L.) Osbeck, pro sp. X Citrus trifoliata L. (sensu Mabberley 2004, Bayer et al. 2009); Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f. x Poncirus trifoliata (L.) Raf. (sensu Swingle and Reece 1967 sec. Cottin 2002; 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 medium, wings narrow, adjoining the blade. Leaflets one or three, margin bluntly toothed, rachis wings absent, shade leaflet blades weakly conduplicate, sun leaflet blades weakly or strongly conduplicate. Leaflets sweetly orange-like when crushed. Fruit as broad as long or longer than broad, rind light green with some break to yellow (5), green-yellow (6), yellow (7-10), yellow-orange (11) or orange (12), rind texture medium rough (6-7) or rough (8), firmness leathery, navel absent, flesh orange, taste sour.

Swingle and Reece (1967) provided the following additional notes on the group: "Many of these hybrids show abnormally small leaves in germinating and soon die (Swingle, 1913); others are broad-leaved. One, the Highgrove, is a very fast grower with fruits like a lemon but rougher and more seedy."

References

 

Bayer, R.J., D.J. Mabberley, C. Morton, C.H. Miller, I.K. Sharma, B.E. Pfeil, S. Rich, R. Hitchcock, and S. Sykes. 2009. A molecular phylogeny of the orange subfamily (Rutaceae: Aurantioideae) using nine cpDNA sequences. American Journal of Botany 96: 668–685.

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

Mabberley, D.J. 2004. Citrus (Rutaceae): A review of recent advances in etymology, systematics and medical applications. Blumea 49: 481–498.

Swingle, W.T. 1913. Variation in first-generation hybrids (imperfect dominance): its possible explanation through zygotaxis. Comptes Rendus de la 4'eme Conference Internationale de Genetique [Paris, 1911] 1913: 381–394.

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.

Resources

 

Search for this cultivar in NPGS/GRIN1

Search for this cultivar in NCBI2 Entrez

1GRIN: Germplasm Resources Information Network; NPGS: National Plant Germplasm System

2NCBI: National Center for Biotechnology Information

 

Citrus ID Edition 2
October, 2011
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