Citrus macrophylla

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Citrus macrophylla
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Citrus
Species: C. macrophylla
Binomial name
Citrus macrophylla

Citrus macrophylla, also known as alemow,[1] is a citrus tree and fruit, belonging to the papedas.

The trees are short in stature, more tropical in nature than most citrus, and are very spiny.

Taxonomy[edit]

Alemow is rare and poorly studied, a likely hybrid between the citron and biasong (C. micrantha).[2] The large fruits are considered inedible by local populations, though the plants are infrequently cultivated for medicinal and other uses.[citation needed] It has been tried in California as a possible rootstock for other citrus.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Citrus macrophylla". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  2. ^ Khan, Iqrar A. (2007). Citrus Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology. CABI. p. 40. ISBN 978-0851990194.
  3. ^ Levy, Y.; Lifshitz, J. (1995-02-01). "Alemow (Citrus macrophylla Wester.), compared with six other rootstocks for nucellar 'Minneola' tangelo (Citrus paradisi Macf. X Citrus reticulata Blanco)". Scientia Horticulturae. 61 (1): 131–137. doi:10.1016/0304-4238(94)00735-X.