Citrus excelsa (CRC 2316)

Le Nestour, Limon Real

CRC 2316
PI 539192, 109632


Received as budwood from the Philippine Islands, 1930.


Parents unknown

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, Yuma Ponderosa lemon

Season of ripeness at Riverside

Unknown at this time.

Notes and observations

EMN, 1986: This is listed as a member of the Papeda group because it was so listed in the old accession book. However TCI, Vol. I, pp 364, puts it under aurantifolia in a table of comparison of major classification systems. What is it?

EMN, 1/14/1988: The Citrus Industry doesn't give a description of C. excelsa so here it is: A medium size fruit- medium yellow, basically smooth but variably bumpy. Round with flattened base and blunt nose surrounded by a depressed ring. Rind thin; seedy, flesh ricey, white to yellow, very sour. Used as an indicator plant for tatterleaf- citrange stunt.


Not commercially available in California.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Citrus excelsa (CRC 2316)


Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.
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