Citrus grandis (L.) Osbeck
  • Dagb. Ostind. Resa


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Citrus grandis (L.) Osbeck. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000608030. Accessed on: 15 Oct 2021'

General Information

Trees armed with axillary spines 2-3 mm long. Leaflets oval, retuse apically, obtuse basally, the margins crenate and somewhat revolute, to 95 mm long, 72 mm wide; petioles broadly winged, wedge shaped, truncate apically, obtuse basally, to 32 mm wide, 40 mm long, articulated with the leaflet. Flowers borne singly, in axillary clusters, or in subterminal inflorescences; calyx 5-lobed; petals 5; stamens 20-25, the anthers linear; ovary globose, sharply delimited from the deciduous style. Fruits at maturity subglobose, oblate spheroidal, or subpyriform, depressed or flattened apically, green to yellow, pink, or red, 11-17 cm in diameter, acid, the peel thick, the core solid.

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    Tree, 5-9 m tall, branches spreading, spines usually blunt when present. Young branches pubescent. Leaves 70-100 x 45-70 mm, sparsely pubescent to glabrous on the lower surface, broadly ovate-elliptic, subacute to obtuse, crenulate, margin undulate; midrib and venis pubescent. Petiole broadly winged, c. 15 mm broad, obcordate. Flowers large, pedicel pubescent. Stamens 16-24. Fruit 13-17 cm in diameter, globose or pyriform, rind thick, yellow. Pulp yellow or pink-crimson, pulp vesicles lax, acid or slightly bitter. Seeds ridged.

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    Morphology

    Flowers single or in clusters, 3–7 cm. in diameter; petals cream; stamens 20–25; ovary 11–16-locular.

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    Fruit globose or pear-shaped, 10–30 cm. in diameter, peel thick and often yellowish; pulp pale yellow or pink, sweet.

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    A spiny spreading tree 5–15 m. high; branchlets pubescent.

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    Leaves with broadly winged petioles; lamina ovate to elliptic, 5–20 cm. long, 2–12 cm. broad; midrib often pubescent beneath.

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    Habit

    Trees

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    Distribution

    The pummelo apparently is native to the East Indian region. Citrus grandis was introduced into the New World via the West Indies in the Seventeenth Century.

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     Information From

    Flora of Pakistan
    http://www.tropicos.org/Project/Pakistan
    Flora of Pakistan. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2020.
    • A Missouri Botanical Garden
    Flora de Panama
    http://www.tropicos.org/Project/PAC
    Robert E. Woodson, Jr. and Robert W. Schery Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 67, No. 4 (1980), pp. ii-xxxiii
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    https://www.kew.org/science/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/strategic-outputs-2020/plants-of-the-world-online
    http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/terms-and-conditions
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    Rutaceae
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