|Photo credits and citrus links|
Citrus Pages photo copyright
The first three organisations, two in California and one in France, made it originally possible
to create Citrus Pages with their generous support and apparently inexhaustible
supply of high quality citrus photographs.
The Citrus Variety Collection of the University of California has given Citrus Pages permission to
use their photographs. The Citrus Experiment Station and its Citrus Variety Collection were
established in Riverside in the early 1900s to support the needs of the developing citrus
industry in Southern California. Today UCR has expertise in many disciplines, yet the
Citrus Variety Collection, consisting of two trees each of more than 1000 different
citrus types, remains one of the premier citrus germplasm collections in the
world and a valuable university resource. The university retains the
copyright of their pictures, which are marked
© UCR Citrus Variety Collection
The California Citrus Clonal Protection Program (CCPP) is part of the Department of Plant Pathology
at the University of California at Riverside and is a cooperative program with the citrus growers of
California, represented by the Citrus Research Board, the California Department of Food
and Agriculture and the United States Department of Agriculture. This program serves
both researchers and growers by providing a safe mechanism for the introduction
of citrus varieties from around the world and then maintains these varieties in a
protected, disease tested collection of important fruit and rootstock
varieties that serve as as a primary source of propagating
materials for California. Their pictures are marked:
The French National Institute for Agricultural Research has given Citrus Pages permission to use
the photographs of the citrus collection in their agricultural research centre in San Giuliano
on the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean. The centre was established in 1958 and
has a collection of more than 1000 citrus types, four trees of each type, including
over 240 types of mandarin. FNIAR retains the copyright of the pictures
which are marked: © photographer / INRA, for example:
© C. Jacquemond / INRA
Grow your own citrus:
This web-site provides information and advice for non-commercial citrus growers
using the UK plants of Mike Saalfeld as examples. It describes notable citrus
specimens and collections from around the world, taking special interest
in the native Australian citrus species. Their pictures are marked:
© Home Citrus Growers
Citrus Varieties of the World, Second completely revised and updated edition,
by James Saunt is currently the best source of information on 235 most
commonly grown citrus varieties. Mike Saalfeld has a few copies
of this excellent, well-illustrated, hard-to-find book.
The citrus collection of Petr Broža in the Czech Republic contains over 500 citrus plants in his own
greenhouses, which are primarily used for citrus trees but shelter other subtropical plants as well
during the winter months. For many rare species of citrus, the photographs taken by Petr
are the only ones available anywhere at present. His pictures are marked:
© Petr Broža
"Helping citrus enthusiast prosper in their quest to produce fruitful trees "
Citrus Growers Forum is a useful site for anyone growing their own citrus plants.
Multiple threads cover every aspect of citrus growing both in containers and outdoors.
Zitrusfreunde is an Austrian site in German for anyone interested in growing their own citrus fruit.
On the Zitrus-Arten page you will also find descriptions of many citrus varieties for mainly
ornamental purposes, which are not described here on Citrus Pages. The pictures are
from a book by Oscar Tintori called Zitrusbaüme im Zieranbau, which is also
available in English as Ornamental Citrus Plants. The descriptions follow
the famous classification of Risso & Poiteau of 1818. Each citrus type
is downloadable as a separate pdf-file.
Other useful links:
The Citrus Industry
The magnum opus of citrus information unsurpassed in the wideness of its scope and the
thoroughness with which it handles its subject matter. Now available also on the Internet.
Volume 1: History, World Distribution, Botany and Varieties.
Editors: W. Reuther, H.J. Webber, L.D. Batchelor. University of California Press © 1967
Walter T. Swingle and Philip C. Reece: The Botany of Citrus and Its Wild Relatives.
Chapter 3 of The Citrus Industry Vol 1 pp 190 - 430. Originally published in 1943.
This is one of the best known taxonomic descriptions of citrus fruit.
Robert Willard Hodgson: Horticultural Varieties of Citrus Chapter 4 of The Citrus Industry.
An extensive description of both common and rare cultivated varieties of citrus.
The collection of articles from 'Fruits of Warm Climates' by Julia F. Morton on the website of
the Purdue University in Indiana gives extensive information on all commercially
important citrus types. History, culture, description and uses of each fruit and its
cultivated varieties are given in great detail. Citrus fruit are catalogued
under Rutaceae. Thoroughly recommended. No photographs.
All the questions you can think of and many more are answered on The Ultimate Citrus Page. The
International citrus links page lists useful sites from virtually every country where citruses are grown.
The Cook Islands Natural Heritage Project homepage has wonderful pictures of exotic flora and fauna.
Their pictures are marked: © CINHP / G.McCormack, with permission
Citrus of the World, is a © 2002 SRA / FNIAR citrus directory of more than 5500 names of citrus
varieties. It builds on the classification of Tanaka which, while not universally accepted, has the
advantage of being very detailed. Annexed are the equivalents in the classification
of Swingle so that each may make their own choice. No photographs.
MULTILINGUAL MULTISCRIPT PLANT NAME DATABASE
For those who are puzzled by the various Latin names of plants and especially citrus fruit
the University of Melbourne site of multilingual plant names is warmly recommended.
You will find alternative names not only in Latin but in dozens of
other languages and scripts as well.
However, those who are interested in the recent developments in the botanical names and
classification of citrus fruit should take a look at the Citrus Classification page.
The design and compilation of these Citrus Pages are mine.
Comments and suggestions are welcome.
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