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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 8/12/2013)
Species Citrus reticulata Blanco
PlaceOfPublication Fl. Filip. 610. 1837
Note NEOTYPE: Philippines, Luzon & Merrill, Species Blancoanae No. 402 (not seen), (Swingle & Reece, 1967, p. 380).
Description Trees to 8 m high, unarmed. Leaflets oblong elliptic to ovate or obovate, retuse apically, cuneate basally, the margins crenulate and somewhat revolute, 37-72 mm long, 24-48 mm wide; petioles usually slightly winged apically, 6-14 mm long, to 2 mm wide, articulated with the leaflet. Flowers with the peduncles 3-4 mm long; calyx 5-lobed, glandular punctate, ca. 3 mm in diameter, the lobes obtuse, ciliate, ca. 1 mm long; petals 5, white, oblanceolate to oblong, 7-8 mm long, 2-4 mm wide; stamens ca. 20, the filaments connate into several groups, the anthers sagittate; ovary depressed globose, 2 mm in diameter, the style columnar, 3 mm long, the stigma globose, 2 mm in diameter. Fruits depressed globose, green to red, 5-8 cm in diameter, sweet, the peel easily separating from the segments.
Habit Trees
Distribution Citrus reticulata, the tangerine or mandarin orange, apparently is native to Indo-China. It was not introduced into the New World until the 19th century. It is grown commercially in Chiriqui.
Specimen CANAL ZONE: Cultivated, Barro Colorado Island, Croat 4566, 7014, 8892, 9401, 14579, 14870, 16567 (all MO). COCLE: Hills NE of El Valle de Ant6n, 2000 ft, Lewis et al. 1807 (MO).
 
 
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