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Taxon: Citrus iyo hort. ex Tanaka

Genus: Citrus
Family: Rutaceae
Subfamily: Aurantioideae
Tribe: Aurantieae
Subtribe: Citrinae
Nomen number: 10722
Place of publication: Ishii, Cycl. Hort. (Engei Daijiten) 1:522. 1944
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 12-Jan-1989 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-May-1997
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Riverside (RIV)
Accessions: 4 (4 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • iyo-kan  (Source: Acta Hort) - Japanese Rōmaji

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: potential source of chemicals (for flavonoids used in pharmaceutical industry); potential source of chemicals (for flavonoids used in pharmaceutical industry)

Distributional Range:


    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan


  1. Bhusal, R. C. et al. 2002. Selection of rootstocks for flooding and drought tolerance in citrus species Pakistan J. Biol. Sci. 5:509-512.
  2. Carpenter, J. B. & P. C. Reece Catalog of genera, species, and subordinate taxa in the orange subfamily Aurantioideae (Rutaceae). (Cat Aurant)
  3. Kawase, K. et al. 1987. Rootstock studies for Citrus varieties in Japan Jap. Agric. Res. Quart. 20:253-259.
  4. Nakano, M. et al. 2012. Characterization of genomic sequence showing strong association with polyembryony among diverse Citrus species and cultivars, and its synteny with Vitis and Populus Pl. Sci. (Elsevier) 183:131-142.
  5. Nito, N. et al. 2007. Germplasm conservation of indigenous Citrus Acta Hort. 760:105-108.
  6. Nogata, Y. et al. 2006. Flavonoid composition of fruit tissues of Citrus species Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 70:178-192.
  7. Penjor, T. et al. 2010. Phylogenetic relationships of Citrus and its relatives based on rbcL gene sequences Tree Genet. Genomes 6:931-939.
  8. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  9. 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) 9:125.

Check other web resources for Citrus iyo hort. ex Tanaka :

  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=10722. Accessed 20 April 2019.