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Citrus reticulata (tangerine)

Synonyms: Citrus aurantium f. deliciosa; Citrus aurantium var. tachibana; Citrus chrysocarpa; Citrus crenatifolia; Citrus daoxianensis; Citrus deliciosa; Citrus depressa; Citrus erythrosa; Citrus madurensis var. deliciosa; Citrus mangshanensis; Citrus nippokoreana; Citrus nobilis var. deliciosa; Citrus nobilis var. major; Citrus nobilis var. ponki; Citrus nobilis var. spontanea; Citrus nobilis var. sunki; Citrus nobilis var. tachibana; Citrus nobilis var. unshiu; Citrus nobilis var. vangasy; Citrus ponki; Citrus poonensis; Citrus reticulata subsp. deliciosa; Citrus reticulata subsp. tachibana; Citrus reticulata subsp. unshiu; Citrus reticulata var. austera; Citrus succosa; Citrus suhuiensis; Citrus sunki; Citrus tachibana; Citrus tangerina; Citrus tankan; Citrus unshiu; Citrus vangasy

Wikipedia Abstract

Citrus crenatifolia, found only in Sri Lanka, fruit is very small, moderately oblate to obconical, deep orange, and has a thin, moderately loose rind. The flesh is somewhat coarse-grained, dry, and acid but becomes edible at full maturity.
View Wikipedia Record: Citrus reticulata


Height [2]  14.8 feet (4.5 m)
Width [2]  9.8 feet (3 m)
Air Quality Improvement [1]  Medium
Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Carbon Capture [1]  Low
Shade Percentage [1]  86 %
Temperature Reduction [1]  Low
Wind Reduction [1]  High
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 9 Low Temperature: 20 F° (-6.7 C°) → 30 F° (-1.1 C°)
Hardiness Zone Maximum [1]  USDA Zone: 11 Low Temperature: 40 F° (4.4 C°) → 50 F° (10 C°)
Water Use [1]  Moderate
Edible [2]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [2]  Hermaphrodite
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Pollinators [2]  Apomictic, Insects, Lepidoptera
Structure [2]  Tree
Usage [2]  An essential oil from the peel is used as a food flavouring and also in perfumery and medicines; Yields are around 0.5%; An essential oil obtained from the leaves and young twigs is called 'petitgrain oil'. Yields are around 0.5%;
View Plants For A Future Record : Citrus reticulata

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Archipelago de Colon Biosphere Reserve 34336011 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  
Canaveral National Seashore II 9090 Florida, United States
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Piedras Blancas National Park II 34735 Costa Rica  


Adoxophyes fasciculana[4]
Adoxophyes privatana (Appleleaf-curling moth)[4]
Anastrepha fraterculus (South American fruit fly)[5]
Anastrepha ludens (Mexican fruit fly)[5]
Anastrepha serpentina (sapote fruit fly)[5]
Anastrepha suspensa (Caribbean fruit fly)[5]
Aonidiella aurantii (California red scale)[6]
Aonidiella inornata (papaya red scale)[6]
Aspidiotus excisus (cyanotis scale)[6]
Aulacaspis citri[6]
Cacoecimorpha pronubana (Carnation Tortrix)[4]
Cadra figulilella (Raisin Moth)[4]
Cerococcus bryoides[6]
Ceroplastes destructor (soft wax scale)[6]
Ceroplastes grandis[6]
Ceroplastes japonicus (fig wax scale)[6]
Ceroplastes pseudoceriferus (Indian wax scale)[6]
Ceroplastes rubens (pink wax scale)[6]
Ceroplastes sinensis (hard wax scale)[6]
Chrysomphalus aonidum (circular black scale)[7]
Citripestis sagittiferella[4]
Coccus longulus (long brown scale)[6]
Coccus pseudomagnoliarum (Citricola scale)[6]
Coccus viridis (green coffee scale)[6]
Cuniculus paca (Paca)[8]
Diaspidiotus perniciosus (California scale)[6]
Eucalymnatus tessellatus (tessellated scale)[6]
Euproctis pseudoconspersa (Tea tussock moth)[4]
Fiorinia fioriniae (European fiorinia scale)[6]
Fiorinia proboscidaria[6]
Hemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale)[6]
Hypena strigatus[4]
Hypercompe scribonia (Giant Leopard Moth)[4]
Icerya purchasi (cottony cushion scale)[6]
Laetilia coccidivora[4]
Lepidosaphes beckii (citrus mussel scale)[6]
Lepidosaphes gloverii (citrus long scale)[6]
Leptoglossus zonatus (Large-Legged Bug)[9]
Loepa oberthuri[4]
Magnococcus cestri[6]
Megalopyge lanata[4]
Megalopyge urens[4]
Melanerythrus biguttatus[7]
Morganella longispina (champaca scale)[6]
Nipaecoccus viridis (karoo thorn mealybug)[6]
Octaspidiotus stauntoniae[6]
Oemona hirta[10]
Papilio aegeus (Large citrus butterfly)[11]
Papilio anchisiades (Rubyspot swallowtail)[4]
Papilio androgeus (Queen page swallowtail)[4]
Papilio astyalus (Broad-banded Swallowtail)[4]
Papilio bianor (Blue peacock swallowtail)[4]
Papilio demoleus (Checkered lime swallowtail)[7]
Papilio fuscus (Smaller Helen swallowtail)[11]
Papilio hectorides[4]
Papilio helenus (Red helen swallowtail)[4]
Papilio memnon (Great mormon swallowtail)[4]
Papilio polytes (Common mormon swallowtail)[7]
Papilio protenor (Tiger swallowtail)[7]
Papilio thoas (Giant swallowtail)[4]
Papilio torquatus (Torquatus swallowtail)[4]
Papilio xuthus (Tiger swallowtail)[7]
Parides panthonus[4]
Parlatoria cinerea (apple parlatoria)[6]
Parlatoria pergandii (black parlatoria scale)[6]
Parlatoria ziziphi (citrus parlatoria)[6]
Parthenolecanium perlatum[6]
Phyllocnistis citrella (Citrus leafminer)[4]
Pinnaspis aspidistrae <Unverified Name>[6]
Pinnaspis strachani (lesser snow scale)[6]
Planococcus minor (Pacific mealybug)[6]
Praelongorthezia praelonga (citrus orthezia)[6]
Prays endocarpa[4]
Pseudaulacaspis pentagona (mulberry scale)[6]
Pseudococcus cryptus (citriculus mealybug)[6]
Psorosticha zizyphi (Citrus leafroller moth)[4]
Pulvinaria aurantii[6]
Pulvinaria flavescens[6]
Pulvinaria floccifera (cottony camellia scale)[6]
Pulvinaria psidii (green shield scale)[6]
Rastrococcus invadens (Mango mealybug)[6]
Rastrococcus truncatispinus (Rastrococcus mealybug)[6]
Rastrococcus vicorum[6]
Saissetia coffeae (brown scale)[6]
Saissetia neglecta (Caribbean black scale)[6]
Toumeyella cubensis[6]
Unaspis citri (citrus snow scale)[6]
Unaspis yanonensis (arrowhead scale)[6]
Xenimpia erosa[4]


Parasitized by 
Caloosia nudata <Unverified Name>[11]


Caribbean; North America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1i-Tree Species v. 4.0, developed by the USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station and SUNY-ESF using the Horticopia, Inc. plant database.
2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
4HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
5Norrbom, A.L. 2004. Fruit fly (Tephritidae) host plant database. Version Nov, 2004.
6Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
7Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
8Dieta da paca (Cuniculus paca) usando métodos indiretos numa área de cultura agrícola na Floresta Atlântica brasileira, Rodrigo Zucaratto, Renata Carrara, Brena Karina Siqueira Franco, Biotemas, 23 (1): 235-239, março de 2010
9Leptoglossus zonatus (Dallas) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Coreidae), Amelio A. Chi and Russell F. Mizell, III, University of Florida, April 2012
10New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database
11Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
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