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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Citrus X jambhiri
Citrus X jambhiri Lush.
Lushington, A.W. (1910) Indian Forester 36: 342. Type: Cultivated.
Lemon; Lemon, Bush; Bush Lemon
A small tree seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh.
Petals glabrous, usually pink on the outer surface, about 14-20 x 5-8 mm, oil dots yellowish, large and conspicuous, readily visible to the naked eye on the outer surface of the petals. Stamens about 25-30, staminal filaments about 9-18 mm long. Disk at the base of the ovary, inside the whorl of staminal filaments.
First pair of leaves ovate, margins toothed. Oil dots large, visible to the naked eye. At the tenth leaf stage: petiole winged, oil dots clearly visible to the naked eye; strong odour from crushed leaves; a few thorns present in the leaf axils.
Distribution and Ecology
An introduced species originally from sub-tropical Asia, widely cultivated in Australia and now naturalized in NEQ. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 800 m. Usually grows in disturbed areas, around old camp sites, on farmland and in rain forest regrowth.
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)