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Taxon: Glycosmis pentaphylla (Retz.) DC.

Genus: Glycosmis
Family: Rutaceae subfamily: Aurantioideae tribe: Clauseneae
Nomen number: 17816
Place of publication: Prodr. 1:538. 1824
Comment: non Glycosmis pentaphylla auct. pl. (= G. mauritiana (Lam.) Tanaka)
Name verified on: 30-Apr-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 30-Apr-2008
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Riverside (RIV).
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • shan xiao ju   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese

Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: potential gene source for citrus   (fide Citrus CGC, pers. comm. 1998)
  • Gene sources: research in plant biology   (fide In Vitro Cell Dev 36:435. 2000)

Distributional range:

    China: China - Yunnan [s.]
    Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal; Sri Lanka
    North Indian Ocean: India - Andaman and Nicobar
    Indo-China: Cambodia; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam [n.w.]
    Malesia: Indonesia - Java, Sumatra; Malaysia [Malaya]; Philippines


  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963–1968. Flora of Java. [lists as G. pentaphylla (Retz.) Corrêa].
  • Brizicky, G. K. 1962. Taxonomic and nomenclatural notes on Zanthoxylum and Glycosmis (Rutaceae). J. Arnold Arbor. 43:90. [sensu Retz. = G. arborea (Roxb.) DC.; sensu DC. = G. mauritiana].
  • Citrus Crop Germplasm Committee. 1998. pers. comm. [re. common names].
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980–. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984–. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  • Grosser, J. W. et al. 2000. Somatic hybridization in Citrus: an efefctive tool to facilitate variety improvement. In Vitro Cell. Developmental Biol., Plant 36:434–449. [this review cited a hybrid between Citrus reticulata × Glycosmis pentaphylla to expand citrus germplasm].
  • Hara, H. et al. 1978–1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. [lists as G. pentaphylla (Retz.) Corrêa].
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. [lists as G. pentaphylla (Retz.) Corrêa].
  • Matthew, K. M. 1983. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic.
  • Mitra, R. L. & K. Subramanyam. 1969. Glycosmis pentaphylla (Rutaceae) and related Indian taxa. J. Arnold Arbor. 50:155.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan. [lists as G. pentaphylla (Retz.) Corrêa].
  • Nicolson, D. H. & C. R. Suresh. 1985. (804) Proposal to conserve 4087 Glycosmis against Panel (Rutaceae). Taxon 34:715–716.
  • Saldanha, C. J. & D. H. Nicolson. 1976. Flora of Hassan district. [sensu Retz. = G. arborea (Roxb.) DC.; sensu DC. = G. mauritiana].
  • Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. 1993–. Flora of India.
  • Stone, B. C. & T. G. Hartley. 1994. Supplement to the Rutaceae in Peninsular Malaysia. Gard. Bull. Singapore 46:125.
  • Stone, B. C. 1985. A conspectus of the genus Glycosmis Correa. Studies in Malesian Rutaceae III. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 137:15.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).


Check other web resources for Glycosmis pentaphylla (Retz.) DC.:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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