Murraya paniculata (CRC 3171)
Hawaiian mock orange
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, 12/4/2008, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed from Hort. Dept., Hawaii Agr. Exp. Station, 1955.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown
Rootstocks of accession: own roots
Season of ripeness at Riverside: December to June
Season of flowering at Riverside: May to June
Notes and observations:
This is probably M. paniculata var. Ovatifoliolata. It is similar to Florida Mock orange and differs from old Murraya (exotica?) on station.
EMN, 12/22/1987: An attractive compact tree; probably more of a shrub than a tree. Small green fruits present.
EMN, 1/20/1989: Many more fruits than CRC 1637, in the same size range but slightly larger; still green now.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
" Kurz (1877, vol. 1, p. 190) described this species as follows: "An evergreen tree, 15-25 ft. [4.6-7.6 m] high, trunk 6-8 ft. [1.8-2.4 m] high, 1 1/2-2 ft. [46-61 cm] diam., the young shoots puberulous; leaves unpaired-pinnate or occasionally pinnately 3-foliolate, glossy, glabrous, or sometimes the rachis puberulous; leaflets alternate, cuneate-obovate or almost obliquely rhomboid, shortly petioluled, blunt or bluntish acuminate, 1-1 l/2 in. [2.5-3.8 cm] long, coriaceous; flowers rather large, white, in dense but small, almost sessile terminal corymbs; petals about 1/2-3/4 in. [13-18 mm] long, recurved; stamens 10, alternately shorter; ovary 2-celled, the style long with a capitate glandular stigma; berries ovoid-oblong, bluntish acuminate, nearly 1/2 in. [13 mm] long, orange-coloured, 1-2-seeded; seeds villous."
Availability: Not commercially available through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program. Please check with your local nursery.
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