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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Sapindales

Familia: Rutaceae
Subfamilia: Aurantioideae
Tribus: Aurantieae
Subtribus: Citrinae
Genus: Citropsis
Species: C. articulata – C. daweana – C. gabunensis – C. gilletiana – C. noldeae
Name

Citropsis (Engl.) Swingle & M.Kellerm.

Citropsis is a genus of flowering plants in the citrus family, Rutaceae. They are known generally as African cherry oranges.[1] They are native to Africa.[2]

This genus is in the subfamily Aurantioideae, which also includes genus Citrus. It is in the tribe Citreae and subtribe Citrinae, which are known technically as the citrus fruit trees.[1][3] Citropsis and the genus Atalantia are also called near-citrus fruit trees.[1] The genus Citropsis is thought to be an ancestral group of genus Citrus.[2] Fruit-bearing intergeneric hybrids have been established between Citropsis gabunensis and Citrus wakonai.[4] Demand for the roots may lead to the overexploitation of the tree.[5]

Taxa include:[3]

Citropsis angolensis – Angola cherry orange
Citropsis articulata (syn. C. preussii, C. schweinfurthii[6]) – West African cherry orange
Citropsis daweana – Mozambique cherry orange
Citropsis gabunensis – Gabon cherry orange
Citropsis gabunensis var. lacourtiana – Sankuru cherry orange
Citropsis gilletiana – Gillet's cherry orange
Citropsis latialata – Ikongu cherry orange
Citropsis le-testui – Le Testu's cherry orange
Citropsis mirabilis – Ivory Coast cherry orange
Citropsis noldeae[7]
Citropsis tanakae – Sierra Leone cherry orange
Citropsis zenkeri – Zenker's cherry orange

References

Swingle, W. T., rev. P. C. Reece. Chapter 3: The Botany of Citrus and its Wild Relatives. Archived 2013-09-01 at archive.today In: The Citrus Industry vol. 1. Webber, H. J. (ed.). Berkeley: University of California Press. 1967.
Yahata, M., et al. (2006). Production of sexual hybrid progenies for clarifying the phylogenic relationship between Citrus and Citropsis species. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 131(6), 764-69.
Citrus Variety Collection. College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. University of California, Riverside.
Smith, M. W., et al. (2013). First fruiting intergeneric hybrids between Citrus and Citropsis. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 138(1), 57-63.
Mmali, J. Uganda's 'sex tree' under threat. BBC News 25 July 2007.
"Citropsis schweinfurthii". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 21 January 2018.
"Citropsis noldeae". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 21 January 2018.

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