Citrus latifolia

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Citrus latifolia Yu.Tanaka

Rutaceae

Life form: tree
Usage: economic plant

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: berry

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Rutanae
Ordo:
Rutales
Subordo:
Rutineae
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Citrus latifolia is a tree.

Contents

Naming

Citrus latifolia was already described and the name validly published by Yuichiro Tanaka based on a prior description by Tyôzaburô Tanaka. It was Tyôzaburô Tanaka, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1951.

Taxonomy

Citrus latifolia is a species in the genus Citrus which contains approximately 37 to 166 species and belongs to the family of the Rutaceae (Rue Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The trees reach heights of 50 to 300 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Citrus latifolia is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate. They are ovate, crenate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Citrus latifolia produces solitary white five-stellate flowers from May to September.

The trees carry ornamental berries.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The trees prefer a sunny situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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