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Citrus ID

 

White Sapote

 

Synonyms

 

Mexican Apple (sec. Cottin 2002)

Cultivar or taxon

 

Casimiroa edulis La Llave & Lex. (sec. Bayer et al. 2009; sensu Tanaka sec. Cottin 2002)

Description

 

Crown compact or dense, not weeping. First-year twig surface glabrous; second- or third-year twig surface striate; thorns absent or not persistent; prickles absent or not persistent. Petiole glabrous, length very long; wings absent. Leaflets five to seven, margins entire, rachis wings absent, shade leaflet blades weakly conduplicate, sun leaflet blades weakly conduplicate. Leaflets not scented when crushed. Fruit broader than long, as broad as long, or longer than broad; rind light green with some break to yellow (5), green-yellow (6), yellow (7-10), or yellow-orange (11); rind texture smooth (1-3); firmness membranous; navel absent; flesh yellow.

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.

Resources

 

Search for this cultivar in NCBI Entrez or NCBI Nucleotide

 

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