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Citrus grandis Osbeck, Reise Ostind. China. 250. 1765. Bailey, l.c. 782; Town-send, Fl. Turk. l.c. 507; id., in. Fl. Eur. l.c. 230; Stewart, l.c.

Vern.: Chakotra

  • Citrus decumana Linn

    Tree, 5-9 m tall, branches spreading, spines usually blunt when present. Young branches pubescent. Leaves 70-100 x 45-70 mm, sparsely pubescent to glabrous on the lower surface, broadly ovate-elliptic, subacute to obtuse, crenulate, margin undulate; midrib and venis pubescent. Petiole broadly winged, c. 15 mm broad, obcordate. Flowers large, pedicel pubescent. Stamens 16-24. Fruit 13-17 cm in diameter, globose or pyriform, rind thick, yellow. Pulp yellow or pink-crimson, pulp vesicles lax, acid or slightly bitter. Seeds ridged.

    Fl. Per.: March-April.

    Type: Probably described from Eastern India.

    The shaddok or pomelo is the largest of the citrus fruits. Frequently cultivated in the plains.


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