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Citrus ID

 

Pummelos (Pigmented)

 

Synonyms

 

Citrus aurantium [var.] grandis L.; C. aurantium [var.] decumana L.; C. decumana L.; Aurantium decumana (L.) Mill.; Citrus pamplemos Risso; C. maxima (Burm.) Merr. (sec. Swingle and Reece 1967)

Cultivar or taxon

 

Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr. (sec. Mabberley 1997, Bayer et al. 2009; sec. Tanaka sec. Cottin 2002); Citrus grandis (L.) Osbeck (sec. Swingle and Reece 1967)

Description

 

Crown compact or dense, not weeping. First-year twig surface pubescent; second- or third-year twig surface striate; thorns absent or not persistent; prickles absent or not persistent. Petiole pubescent, length medium or long; wings narrow, medium or wide, adjoining the blade or tucking beneath blade. Leaflets one, margin entire or bluntly toothed, shade leaflet blades flat or weakly conduplicate, sun leaflet blades flat or weakly or strongly conduplicate. Scent of crushed leaflets sweetly orange-like, spicy or peppery, or not scented. Fruit broader than long, as broad as long, or longer than broad; rind green-yellow (6), yellow (7-10), yellow-orange (11), or orange (12); rind texture smooth (1-3) or slightly rough (4-5); firmness leathery; navel absent; flesh red/purplish-tinged or yellow; taste grapefruit-like or acidic-sweet.

Hodgson (1967) provided the following additional notes on the group: "The pigmented pummelos are similar to the common pummelos except for the pigmentation caused by the carotenoid lycopene, which ranges from light pink to deep red. Some of them are highly attractive and excellent in flavor"

References

 

Bayer, R.J., D.J. Mabberley, C. Morton, C.H. Miller, I.K. Sharma, B.E. Pfeil, S. Rich, R. Hitchcock, and S. Sykes. 2009. A molecular phylogeny of the orange subfamily (Rutaceae: Aurantioideae) using nine cpDNA sequences. American Journal of Botany 96: 668–685.

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

Mabberley, D.J. 1997. A classification for edible Citrus (Rutaceae). Telopea 7: 167–172.

Swingle, W.T. and P.C. Reece. 1967. The botany of Citrus and its wild relatives. In: Reuther, W., H.J. Webber, and L.D. Batchelor (eds.). The Citrus industry. Ed. 2. Vol. I. University of California, Riverside. http://lib.ucr.edu/agnic/webber/Vol1/Chapter3.html.

Resources

 

Search for this cultivar in NCBI Entrez or NCBI Nucleotide

 

Citrus ID Edition 2
October, 2011
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