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Citropsis gilletiana

Swingle & M.Kellerm.

Rutaceae

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General Information

Citropsis gilletiana is an evergreen tree growing 8 - 10 metres tall. The stems are armed with slender spines 2 - 5cm long[
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University of California Riverside. Citrus Variety Collection
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Website
http://www.citrusvariety.ucr.edu/citrus/alphabetical.html
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Description
A series of fact sheets about various Citrus species and related species, plus varieties. Good photographs, some helpful information on uses.
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The plant makes a very good rootstock for many of the Citrus species, conferring resistance to certain forms of foot rot[
366
Title
The Botany of Citrus and Its Wild Relatives
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Author
Swingle. W.T.
Website
http://lib.ucr.edu/agnic/webber/Vol1/Chapter3.html
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Year
0
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.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

319
Title
University of California Riverside. Citrus Variety Collection
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.citrusvariety.ucr.edu/citrus/alphabetical.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A series of fact sheets about various Citrus species and related species, plus varieties. Good photographs, some helpful information on uses.
,
366
Title
The Botany of Citrus and Its Wild Relatives
Publication
 
Author
Swingle. W.T.
Website
http://lib.ucr.edu/agnic/webber/Vol1/Chapter3.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
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

West tropical Africa - DR Congo.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height9.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The globose, yellow fruits are about 25mm in diameter, they have an acrid flavour and are not edible[
319
Title
University of California Riverside. Citrus Variety Collection
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.citrusvariety.ucr.edu/citrus/alphabetical.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A series of fact sheets about various Citrus species and related species, plus varieties. Good photographs, some helpful information on uses.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The plant appears to be immune to a very destructive form of foot rot, supposed to be caused by the brown-rot fungus (Phytophthora citrophthora). This fungus attacks the lower trunks and upper roots of various species of Citrus that are grown in the Congo, including the sour orange, Citrus aurantium, which is usually found to be very resistant to foot rot. It appears that, in the Congo, foot rot is greatly aggravated in severity by the larvae of a longhorn beetle, Monohammus sp., which attacks first the cambium layer and later the wood of the base of the trunk. This species, besides being immune to the attacks of the foot-rot fungus, is not attacked by this beetle. It has been found that the plant makes an excellent rootstock for the cultivated varieties of sweet orange, mandarin, grapefruit, and lemon which were all found to grow more vigorously when grafted on to it when compared to their performance on sour orange rootstocks. Furthermore, citrus trees grafted on the rootstocks of this species were completely immune to the Monohammus beetle and also to foot rot, provided the grafts were made high enough above the ground to prevent infection from the soil[
319
Title
University of California Riverside. Citrus Variety Collection
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.citrusvariety.ucr.edu/citrus/alphabetical.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A series of fact sheets about various Citrus species and related species, plus varieties. Good photographs, some helpful information on uses.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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