Kumquat

Citrus japonica

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  • Flower name
    Kumquat
  • Scientific name
    Citrus japonica
  • Aliasキンキツ, Cumquat, 金橘, 金柑
  • Place of originChina
  • Place of floweringGarden, Orchard
  • Flowering seasonJune, July, September, October

What is Kumquat

Kumquat or Kinkan (scientific name: Citrus japonica、Synonyms:Fortunella japonica) is an evergreen shrub native to China and belonging to the family Rutaceae. From the summer to autumn, the white five-petal flower blooms. The fruit that forms after the flower is shaped like a mandarin orange, making it a throat medicine. The pericarp and flesh are orange, the pericarp has a smooth surface, sweetness, bitterness and aroma, and the pericarp is sour. Boil the whole skin, expose it to water, remove the acupuncture, boil it in sweet dew, candied it, eat it as a dried fruit or marmalade.

General name:Kumquat or Kinkan , cientific name: Citrus japonica、Synonyms:Fortunella japonica, origin: China, life type: Evergreen shrub, tree height: 2 m, leaf edge: serrated , leaf length: 6 cm ,f leaves: alternate , flower diameter: 2 cm, flower color: white, petals: five, pistils: 1, number of stamens: 20, fruit diameter: 2 cm, fruit color: Golden, season: January to February.


  • Eye
    Sapindus
  • Family
    Rutaceae
  • Genus
    Citrus
  • Species
    C. japonica
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
    oblong
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeEvergreen shrub
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height200.0 ~ 200.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.0 ~ 2.0 cm

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