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Citrus ID

 

Sweet Limetta

 

Synonyms

 

Alumia, Manao Wan, Marrakech, Mills, Millsweet, Mitha Nimbu, Mitha-tulia, Mithi Tulia, Sniff (sec. Cottin 2002)

Cultivar or taxon

 

Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f. [=C. x limon (L.) Osbeck, pro sp.] (sensu Swingle and Reece 1967); Citrus limetta Risso (sensu Tanaka sec. Cottin 2002)

Description

 

Crown compact or dense, not weeping. First-year twig surface glabrous or pubescent; second- or third-year twig surface striate; thorns absent or not persistent or straight; prickles absent or not persistent. Petiole glabrous, length short; wings absent. Leaflets one, margin bluntly toothed or serrate/serrulate, shade leaflet blades weakly conduplicate, sun leaflet blades weakly conduplicate. Scent of crushed leaflets spicy, peppery, or freshly lemon-like. 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 slightly rough (4-5) or medium rough (6-7), or rough (8); firmness leathery; navel absent; flesh orange or yellow; taste acidic-sweet or sour.

References

 

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

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

 

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Citrus ID Edition 2
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