Taxon: Citrus ×meyeri Yu. Tanaka

Genus: Citrus
Family: Rutaceae
  Subfamily: Aurantioideae
      Tribe: Aurantieae
        Subtribe: Citrinae
Nomen number: 314299
Place of publication: Iconograph of Japanese Citrus fruits (Nippon Kankitsu Zufu) 1:91. 1946 "meyerii"
Comment: [C. medica × C. sinensis]
Name Verified on: 13-Nov-2017 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Nov-2017
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Riverside (RIV)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Chinese dwarf lemon  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • dwarf lemon  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • Meyer lemon  (Source: Rev Aurant) - English
  • citronnier de Meyer  (Source: Les Agrumes) - French

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)
  • Human food: fruit (fide Dict Gard)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China


  • Alireza, S. et al. 2013. Growth and physiological responses of 'Persian' lime and 'Mayer' lemon to salinity stress Acta Hort. 979:755-761.
  • Carpenter, J. B. & P. C. Reece Catalog of genera, species, and subordinate taxa in the orange subfamily Aurantioideae (Rutaceae). 1969 (Cat Aurant)
  • Courboulex, M. & H. de Lorrain Les agrumes: oranges, citron, pamplemousses, kumquats. 1997 (Les Agrumes)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Tanaka, T. 1954. Species problem in Citrus: a critical study of wild and cultivated units of Citrus, based upon field studies in their native homes (Rev Aurant) 9:115.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Citrus ×meyeri Yu. Tanaka :

  • 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.