Distribution: Naturalized in Madagascar
Bioclimate: Humid, Subhumid, Dry
Vegetation Formation: Forest
Elevation (m): 0-499, 500-999
: Ankarana, Lokobe, Montagne d’Ambre, Tsaratanana
Note: Apparently naturalized far from habitation in forested habitats, it is a wild form of the cultivated Mandarin or Tangerine which is widely grown for its edible fruit. The Malagasy plant was originally referred to a separate endemic species (C. voangasay), but this was later reduced to a mere variety, but taxonomic recognition hardly seems justified.
Updated on: 07 Aug. 2008