Taxon: Glycosmis pentaphylla (Retz.) DC.

Genus: Glycosmis
Family: Rutaceae
Subfamily: Aurantioideae
Tribe: Clauseneae
Nomen number: 17816
Place of publication: Prodr. 1:538. 1824
Link to protologue:
Comment: non Glycosmis pentaphylla auct. pl. (= G. mauritiana (Lam.) Tanaka)
Name Verified on: 30-Apr-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 30-Apr-2008
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Riverside (RIV)
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • shan xiao ju  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: potential gene source for citrus (fide Citrus CGC, pers. comm. 1998)
  • Gene sources: research in plant biology (fide In Vitro Cell Dev 36:435. 2000)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Yunnan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan ; India ; Nepal ; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Cambodia ; India Andaman and Nicobar; Myanmar ; Thailand ; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia Java, Sumatra; Malaysia ; Philippines


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  • Citrus Crop Germplasm Committee 1998. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
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  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. 1984- (F Bhutan)
  • Grosser, J. W. et al. 2000. Somatic hybridization in Citrus: an effective tool to facilitate variety improvement In Vitro Cell. Developmental Biol., Plant 36:434-449.
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  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. 1970- (F Pak)
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  • Saldanha, C. J. & D. H. Nicolson Flora of Hassan district. (F Hassan)
  • Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. Flora of India. 1993- (F India)
  • Stone, B. C. 1985. A conspectus of the genus Glycosmis Correa. Studies in Malesian Rutaceae III Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 137:15.
  • Stone, B. C. & T. G. Hartley 1994. Supplement to the Rutaceae in Peninsular Malaysia Gard. Bull. Singapore 46:125.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)


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