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Citrus ID

 

Valentine

 

Synonyms

 

None

Cultivar or taxon

 

(Citrus reticulata Blanco X Citrus x aurantium L., pro sp. [Blood Orange Group]) X Citrus maxima (Burr.) Merr. (sensu Mabberley 1997); (Citrus tangerina hort. ex Tanaka x Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck) X Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr. (sensu Tanaka sec. Cottin 2002)

Description

 

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

References

 

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.

Resources

 

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Citrus ID Edition 2
October, 2011
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