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Source: Received as seed from Dr. G.R. Bates, Causeway, Salisbury, Rhodesia, 1958.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: November to December
Season of flowering at Riverside: June to July
Notes and observations:
11/1958, EMN: Of 15 seeds: 10 germ. & were all singles.
8/1961, EMN: Meiwa on Daweana made good growth, good color.
2/1987, EMN: Both trees in field 18B have now died. Probably this accession is too tender for the field here & we should keep it in the GH & LH only.
5/1987, EMN: Two more field trees planted for trial- if these die, keep in GH & LH only, for sure.
12/22/1987, EMN: Tree at 18B had almost died and was removed from record. Has somewhat recovered now but has much dieback. Apparently this accession is not well adapted to Riverside.
11/1989, EMN: No fruit.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
A shrub or small tree, 3 -5 m high, branchlets at first angular, soon cylindrical, 2 -4 mm diam; internodes 2-3 cm long; spines axillary, solitary, short, straight, 1-2.5 cm long, 2-4 mm diam. at base, shorter ones blunt-pointed, the longer ones (1.5-2.5 cm) sharp-pointed; leaves 5-7-foliolate; leaflets elliptical to rhomboid or ovate, bluntly rounded at the apex, terminal one narrowly cuneate at base, 5-5.8 X 2-2.4 cm, lateral ones broadly cuneate or broadly rounded at base, 2-4.5 X 1.5-2.4, with 4-6 rather inconspicuous veins, sparsely and evenly dotted with small translucent oil glands, sparingly pubescent on both sides and on the margins with very slender, colorless ciliate hairs, margins finely and shallowly crenate or subentire, petiolules very short (1-1.8 mm); petioles nearly or quite wingless. 1.2-2.2 cm long, 1-1.5 mm wide; first rachis segments 1.5-2 cm long, with spathulate wings, 3-6 mm wide and rounded at the distal end, usually narrowed to a subacuminate base at the proximal end, second rachis segments elliptical, broader (about 2.5 X 0.8 cm), not spathulate; flowers and fruits unknown.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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