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Citrus ID

 

Balsam Torchwood

 

Synonyms

 

Balsam Torchwood, Candlewood, Poison-ash, West Indian Rosewood, West Indian Sandalwood (sec. Cottin 2002)

Cultivar or taxon

 

Amyris balsamifera L. (sensu Tanaka sec. Cottin 2002)

Description

 

Crown compact or dense, not weeping. First-year twig surface glabrous; second- or third-year twig mottled; thorns absent or not persistent; prickles absent or not persistent. Petiole glabrous, length very long, wings absent. Leaflets three, margin crenate/crenulate, rachis wings absent, shade leaflet blades weakly conduplicate, sun leaflet blades weakly or strongly conduplicate. Leaflets somewhat to strongly malodorous when crushed. Fruit as long as broad or longer than broad; rind dark green (3), medium green (4), light green with some break to yellow (5), black, red, or pink; rind texture smooth (1-3); firmness membranous; navel absent.

References

 

Cottin, R. 2002. Citrus of the World: A citrus directory. Version 2.0. France: SRA INRA-CIRAD.

Resources

 

Search for this cultivar in NCBI Entrez

 

Citrus ID Edition 2
October, 2011
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