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10th leaf stage, with cotyledon still present. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, side views, cross section and seeds. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and flowers.. Copyright Australian Plant Image Index (APII). Photographer: M. Fagg.
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Citrus garrawayi F.M.Bailey
Bailey, F.M. (1905) Queensland Agricultural Journal 15: 491. Type: Summit of Mount White, Cape York Peninsula, altitude about 1,300 ft., R.W. Garraway, May 1904..
Microcitrus garrawayae (Bailey) Swingle, Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 5: 574(1915), Type: ?.
Mount White Lime
Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh. Lenticels about 10 cm long, narrow. Darker fibrous stripes and pale, granular stripes in the outer blaze. Blaze finely layered.
Oil dots large and numerous. Leaf blades about 2.5-5 x 1-3.5 cm. Leafy twigs often prickly.
Fruits +/- cylindrical, 7-10 x 2.5-3.5 cm. Surface rugose from large oil glands below the epidermis. Juice vesicles hard and tough, much harder and tougher than cultivated citrus (Citrus spp.) varieties.
A few cataphylls are produced before the first true leaves. First true leaves obovate, margins crenate, oil dots readily visible with a lens. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade obovate, margin crenate in the apical half, glabrous; oil dots numerous, just or almost visible to the naked eye; a single thorn present in the axil of each leaf.
Distribution and Ecology
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)