Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, 12/4/2008, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed Botanic Garden, Univ. of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1985.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Own roots.
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Has not been observed.
Notes and observations:
Seed importation by R. Scora. This is a tropical Fortunella and may or may not survive in the field at Riverside. Decision of R. Scora
EMN, 1/1987: Keep in greenhouse & lathhouse only. Do not plant in field at Riverside.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
Ridley described this species as follows, under the name Atalantia polyandra: "Unarmed glabrous bush, branchlets smooth with a ridge decurrent from the petiole; leaves thinly coriaceous, unifoliolate; leaflets lanceolate, bluntly acuminate, base narrowed; main nerves slender, about 10 pairs; intermediate nerves nearly as thick, numerous, irregular, all inarching; [leaflet] 4-6" [10-15 cm] long 1.25-2.75" [3.2-7 cm] wide; petioles 0.25 to 0.75" [6-19 mm] long, winged above; flowers few, usually 2 in an axil, pedicels 0.25" [6 mm] long; calyx lobes 5, ovate-acute, short; petals 5, linear-oblong, blunt, 0.5" [11 mm] long; stamens 24, connate, in a tube, some shorter than the others, tube nearly 0.5" [11 mm] long, cylindric; anthers small-ovoid; disc fleshy, cushion-shaped, forming a gynophore; ovary on the disc, oblong, glandular, 5-celled; style short, stout; stigma oblong, clubbed, 5-ribbed; fruit globose with numerous large glands 1.75" [4.5 cm] through (not ripe)."
Availability: Not commercially available through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.
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