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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 8/12/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 8/12/2013)
Species Citrus grandis (L.) Osbeck
PlaceOfPublication Dagbok Ofwer Ostin. Resa 98. 1757.
Note TYPE: China, Osbeck (S not seen).
Description Trees armed with axillary spines 2-3 mm long. Leaflets oval, retuse apically, obtuse basally, the margins crenate and somewhat revolute, to 95 mm long, 72 mm wide; petioles broadly winged, wedge shaped, truncate apically, obtuse basally, to 32 mm wide, 40 mm long, articulated with the leaflet. Flowers borne singly, in axillary clusters, or in subterminal inflorescences; calyx 5-lobed; petals 5; stamens 20-25, the anthers linear; ovary globose, sharply delimited from the deciduous style. Fruits at maturity subglobose, oblate spheroidal, or subpyriform, depressed or flattened apically, green to yellow, pink, or red, 11-17 cm in diameter, acid, the peel thick, the core solid.
Habit Trees
Note Flower and fruit characteristics in the above description are from Swingle and Reece (1967).
Distribution The pummelo apparently is native to the East Indian region. Citrus grandis was introduced into the New World via the West Indies in the Seventeenth Century.
Specimen CANAL ZONE: Cultivated, Barro Colorado Island, Croat 4210 (MO).
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