Famiglia: Papede – Citrus Histrix
Nome botanico in latino: C. histrix
Disponibile mezzo fusto o cespuglio
Vaso di diametro 20 o 22 cm
€ 30,00 – € 100,00
Originally from India, this variety is widespread in Mauritius in the Indian ocean. In Targioni Tozzetti (1853) it is said to have been introduced in the city of Nimes, near Montpellier, in 1808, by a ship’s captain, and that a Citrus hystrix plant was purchased from France by Professor Gaetano Savi in 1825, for the botanical garden in Pisa.
The plant shows limited growth with a irregular foliage and short thorns. The dark green leaves have an unusual oval-oblong shape with a winged petiole as large as the leaves. The small, white flowers are fragrant. The fruit is spherical and yellow-green with furrowed rind. The flesh has a very bitter, sour juice.
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