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Useful Tropical Plants

Citrus longispina

Wester

Rutaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name: Talamisan

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General Information

Talamisan is a small, very thorny, evergreen shrub or small tree growing up to about 5 metres tall539].
The fruit is popular in the Philippines, where it is sometimes cultivated, though it remains rare[
539
Title
The Philippine Agricultural Review. Vol 8 No. 1
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Manilla Bureau of Printing; Philippines
Year
1915
ISBN
 
Description
Contains an interesting article on Citrus fruits in the Philippines. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Philippines.

Habitat

Not known in the wild - probably a result of cultivation.

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height5.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated

Cultivation Details



A fairly productive plant[
539
Title
The Philippine Agricultural Review. Vol 8 No. 1
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Manilla Bureau of Printing; Philippines
Year
1915
ISBN
 
Description
Contains an interesting article on Citrus fruits in the Philippines. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant produces numerous suckers[
539
Title
The Philippine Agricultural Review. Vol 8 No. 1
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Manilla Bureau of Printing; Philippines
Year
1915
ISBN
 
Description
Contains an interesting article on Citrus fruits in the Philippines. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. The pulp is very juicy, mildly acid, with a tinge of orange yellow, aromatic and pleasantly flavoured. It is sometimes used as a breakfast fruit and also to make drinks[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. The thin-skinned fruit is about 6cm in diameter. The fruit is a poor keeper[
539
Title
The Philippine Agricultural Review. Vol 8 No. 1
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Manilla Bureau of Printing; Philippines
Year
1915
ISBN
 
Description
Contains an interesting article on Citrus fruits in the Philippines. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

The dense growth of the plant, combined with the numerous suckers and the formidable spines, would make this plant a good live fence[
539
Title
The Philippine Agricultural Review. Vol 8 No. 1
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Manilla Bureau of Printing; Philippines
Year
1915
ISBN
 
Description
Contains an interesting article on Citrus fruits in the Philippines. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
There are very few seeds in the fruit, these are of medium size, fairly plump, more or less reticulate, polyembryonic, but of poor germinating qualities[
539
Title
The Philippine Agricultural Review. Vol 8 No. 1
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Manilla Bureau of Printing; Philippines
Year
1915
ISBN
 
Description
Contains an interesting article on Citrus fruits in the Philippines. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
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