Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE
Received as budwood from INRA-CIRAD, Corsica, 2008.
Rootstocks of accession
Season of ripeness at Riverside
January to March
Notes and observations
6/12/2010, RRK: This variety was selected by former UC Riverside Staff Research Associate Ottillia "Toots" Bier during a tour of the SRA, San Giuliano, by the California Citrus Nursery Society in conjunction with the Congress of the International Society of Citrus Nurserymen in 1997. It was chosed as a curiosity due to the leaf morphology, which is twisted and distorted. Although it was received in Corsica from Morocco, it is likely that is represents a older type of citrus as shown in the works of Ferrarii, Risso et Poteau, etc. These authors show many types of citrus that are characterized according to fruit or leaf morphology. I cannot find the word "lacinié" in any French online dictionary. Perhaps its meaning is similar to "lacio" in Spanish, which would be consistent with its appearance. Readers are invited to comment on this to me via email.
4/2019, KMT: During an in-field evaluation of this variety, it was discovered that there was slight red blush on the rind of many of the fruit on both trees within the collection. Upon further investigation, anthocyanin was present in the exterior rind as well as within the flesh of the fruits. Several fruit from both trees were cut open and inspected, to find that this was a stable mutation in both trees and not a branch mutation. More thorough genomic analysis was performed (Roose Lab) on this variety and confirmed to be a blood orange.