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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Citrus
Species: C. reticulata
Binomial name
Citrus reticulata
Traditional Chinese 南豐蜜桔
Simplified Chinese 南丰蜜桔

The Nanfengmiju (Citrus reticulata,[1]) is a rare non-hybrid citrus.[2]

A small, sweet fruit, it is one of the most widely cultivated varieties of mandarin orange in China.[3] It is thought to be a descendant of the Tang and Song Dynasty ruju, and related to the Japanese kishu, which is now also grown and sold in North America.[3]


  1. ^ "Subacute toxicity assessment of carotenoids extracted from citrus peel (Nanfengmiju, Citrus reticulata Blanco) in rats". Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology. 62: 16–22. doi:10.1016/j.yrtph.2011.12.003. 
  2. ^ Curk, Franck; Ancillo, Gema; Garcia-Lor, Andres; Luro, François; Perrier, Xavier; Jacquemoud-Collet, Jean-Pierre; Navarro, Luis; Ollitrault, Patrick (2014). "Next generation haplotyping to decipher nuclear genomic interspecific admixture in Citrus species: analysis of chromosome 2". BMC Genetics. 15: 152. 
  3. ^ a b "The Seedless Kishu, a small but mighty mandarin". latimes.