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Taxon: Citrus sudachi hort. ex Shirai

Genus: Citrus
Family: Rutaceae
Subfamily: Aurantioideae
Tribe: Aurantieae
Subtribe: Citrinae
Nomen number: 314333
Place of publication: A discourse on Japanese names of trees (Jumoku Wamei Ko) 114, index 8. 1933
Link to protologue:
Comment: a probable hybrid
Name Verified on: 12-Jan-1989 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 28-Nov-2017
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Riverside (RIV)
Accessions: 1 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring
  • Human food: beverage base

Distributional Range:


    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan


  1. Akakabe, Y. et al. 2008. Identification and characterization of volatile components of the Japanese sour citrus fruit Citrus nagato-yuzukichi Tanaka Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 72:1965-1968.
  2. Carpenter, J. B. & P. C. Reece Catalog of genera, species, and subordinate taxa in the orange subfamily Aurantioideae (Rutaceae). (Cat Aurant)
  3. Nito, N. et al. 2007. Germplasm conservation of indigenous Citrus Acta Hort. 760:105-108.
  4. Nogata, Y. et al. 2006. Flavonoid composition of fruit tissues of Citrus species Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 70:178-192.
  5. Ozaki, Y. et al. 1991. Ichangensin glucoside in Citrus junos, Citrus sudachi, and Citrus sphaerocarpa (Phytochemistry) 30:2659-2661.
  6. Penjor, T. et al. 2013. Phylogenetic relationships of Citrus and its relatives based on matK gene sequences (PloS One) 8(4): e62574.
  7. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  8. Rahman, M. M. et al. 2001. Cultivar identification of 'Yuzu' (Citrus junos Sieb. ex Tanaka) and related acid citrus by leaf isozymes Sci. Hort. 87:191-198.
  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) 9:128.
  10. Uzun, A. et al. 2014. Peroxidase gene-based estimation of genetic relationships and population structure among Citrus spp. and their relatives Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 61:1307-1318.

Check other web resources for Citrus sudachi hort. ex Shirai :

  • 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=314333. Accessed 23 April 2019.