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Useful Tropical Plants

Citropsis articulata

(Spreng.) Swingle & M.Kellerm.

Rutaceae

+ Synonyms

Citropsis latialata (De Wild.) Swingle & M.Kellerm.

Citropsis mirabilis A.Chev.

Citropsis preussii (Engl.) Swingle & M.Kellerm.

Citropsis schweinfurthii (Engl.) Swingle & M.Kellerm.

Citrus articulata Spreng.

Limonia demeusei De Wild.

Limonia mirabilis A.Chev.

Limonia poggei Engl.

Limonia preussii Engl.

Limonia schweinfurthii Engl. (1895)

Limonia ugandensis Baker f.

Common Name:

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General Information

Citropsis articulata is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing from 2.5 - 7 metres tall. The bole, which can be around 23cm in diameter, is usually branched from the base[
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African Flowering Plants Database
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Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
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Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
]. The branches are armed with thorns that are 5 - 25mm long[
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African Flowering Plants Database
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Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
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Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
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The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its edible fruit and medicinal uses. It has acquired a high reputation for treating impotence and is often gathered from the wild and the root traded. The plant has also been recommended for use as an ornamental[
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Title
The Botany of Citrus and Its Wild Relatives
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Swingle. W.T.
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http://lib.ucr.edu/agnic/webber/Vol1/Chapter3.html
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An on-line document giving lots of information about Citrus species and their relatives. A bit dated, but still an incredibly detailed work.
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The plant seems to be endangered by extinction in Uganda where the root is considered aphrodisiac and is commonly harvested from the wild[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
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Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
The Botany of Citrus and Its Wild Relatives
Publication
 
Author
Swingle. W.T.
Website
http://lib.ucr.edu/agnic/webber/Vol1/Chapter3.html
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Year
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ISBN
 
Description
An on-line document giving lots of information about Citrus species and their relatives. A bit dated, but still an incredibly detailed work.

Range

Tropical Africa - Ghana to DR Congo and Uganda.

Habitat

Rain-forest; dry (semi-)deciduous and secondary forests; forest edges; along rivers, at elevations from 480 - 1,550 metres[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
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Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
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ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height5.00 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Plants are said to be able to tolerate at least occasional light frosts[
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Trade Winds Fruit
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The on-line catalogue of a company selling seeds. Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals.
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Grows best in a sunny position[
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]. Prefers a fertile, moist but well-drained soil[
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Trade Winds Fruit
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http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/index.htm
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Description
The on-line catalogue of a company selling seeds. Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals.
].

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
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Trade Winds Fruit
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]. The tangerine-like fruits have a typically sweet orange-like flavour[
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Title
Trade Winds Fruit
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http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/index.htm
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Description
The on-line catalogue of a company selling seeds. Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals.
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Medicinal

The bark is used medicinally[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
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Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
].

The root is aphrodisiac[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
]. It is claimed by some to be the herbal equivalent of 'Viagra'[
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Title
Trade Winds Fruit
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/index.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
The on-line catalogue of a company selling seeds. Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - rather slow to germinate, but usually coming relatively true to their parent[
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Title
Trade Winds Fruit
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/index.htm
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
The on-line catalogue of a company selling seeds. Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals.
].
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