Flower NameCitrus keraji
Formal NameCitrus keraji
HabitatKeraji(Kikai Island, Kagoshima Prefecture)
MorphEvergreen shrubs, fruit trees
Citrus (Keraji, scientific name: Citrus keraji) is an evergreen shrub of the mandarin orange family, native to Kagoshima Prefecture. It produces white five-petaled flowers in early summer. Since it is a uni-directional fruiting plant, it does not need to be pollinated. The name comes from the fact that it is a specialty of the island of Kikai 'Keraji' village. It is a strongly fragrant citrus fruit. The fruits and skins contain large amounts of polymethoxyflavonoids and vitamin C, which are believed to have a cancer-suppressing effect.
Common name: Citrus keraji, scientific name:Citrus keraji, Place of origin: Keraji Village, Kikai Island, Kagoshima Prefecture, Height: 1.5 - 2.5 m, phyllotaxis: alternate, Leaf shape: Oval, leaf quality: glossy with, leaf: serrated with sparse, asymmetric flower, parthenocarpic, flower color: white, flower diameter: 3 cm, flower: 5 petaled flower, flower quality: aromatic, flowering Period: early summer, fruit type: liquid fruit, fruit shape: bian spherical, fruit diameter: 5-7 cm, fruit color: Green to Orange (winter), Taste: flesh is much in the succulent sweetness, weak acidity.
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Flower arraySolitary Inflorescence
Height150 ~ 250 [cm]
Diameter3 ~ 3