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

The tangor (C. reticulata × C. sinensis) is a citrus fruit hybrid of the mandarin orange (tangerine, Citrus reticulata) and the sweet orange (Citrus sinensis). The name "tangor" is a formation from the "tang" of tangerine and the "or" of "orange". Also called the temple orange, its thick rind is easy to peel and its bright orange pulp is sour-sweet and full-flavoured.


  • 'King' ("King of Siam"; formerly Citrus nobilis)
  • 'Murcott' ("honey Murcott"; "Murcott honey orange"; "red"; "big red")
  • 'Ortanique' (originally found in Jamaica, the name comes from the words "orange", "tangerine", and "unique")
  • 'Temple' ("Magnet" of Japan)[clarification needed]
  • 'Umatilla' (misnomer "Umatilla tangelo")
  • 'Pontianak' (Originally found in Indonesia, named after a provincial capital)
  • 'Setoka' (Japan, hybrid of Murcott and Kuchinotsu No.37)

Satsuma tangors[edit]

  • 'Iyokan' (Miyagawa × unknown sweet orange)
  • 'Miyauchi Iyo' (early-ripening Iyo mutant)
  • 'Othani Iyo' (late-ripening Miyauchi mutant)
  • 'Kiyomi' (Miyagawa × Trovita navel orange)
  • 'Seto' (Sugiyama Unshiu × Trovita navel orange)
  • 'Reikou' ((Kiyomi x Encore) x (No. 5 x Marcott))


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