Taxon: Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle

 
Genus: Citrus
Family: Rutaceae
  Subfamily: Aurantioideae
      Tribe: Aurantieae
        Subtribe: Citrinae
Nomen number: 10683
Place of publication: J. Washington Acad. Sci. 3:465. 1913 "aurantifolia"
Comments:
  • • [treated by some as a hybrid involving C. maxima and one or more other species]
  • • the original spelling "aurantifolia", being derived from the generic name Aurantium, is correctable under Melbourne ICN Art. 60.8 (see also Rec. 60G and Ex. 2)
Name Verified on: 15-May-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 01-May-2014
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Riverside (RIV)
Accessions: 124 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (fide Ency CNatIn)
  • Human food: beverage base (fide Pl Res SEAs 2:126. 1991)
  • Human food: fruit (fide Pl Res SEAs 2:126. 1991)
  • Gene sources: progenitor of limequat (citrus) (fide Breed Pl Tree Crops 115. 2009)
  • Gene sources: progenitor of Tahiti lime (citrus) (fide Ann Bot 2016)
  • Gene sources: progenitor of tetraploid Giant key lime (citrus) (fide Ann Bot 2016)
  • Materials: essential oils (in perfumery fide Ency CNatIn)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Lampe & McCann)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . probable origin East India

    Naturalized:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Yunnan

  • Cultivated:

    . widely cult. in tropics & subtropics

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Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.