Flower Database

Citrus keraji

Basic information
Flower Name
Citrus keraji
Formal Name
Citrus keraji
Alias
Keraji, 花良治
Habitat
Keraji(Kikai Island, Kagoshima Prefecture)
Morph
Evergreen shrubs, fruit trees
Comment
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.
Detailed information
Order
Sapindales
Family
Rutaceae
Genus
Citrus
Species
C. keraji
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Solitary Inflorescence
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Elliptic
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Orchard
Color
White
Season
May
Height
150  ~ 250  [cm]
Diameter
3  ~ 3