Poncirus trifoliata

Family Rutaceae
Scientific name Poncirus trifoliata (L.) Rafinesque
Synonyms Aegle sepiaria de Candolle; Citrus trifolia Thunberg; Citrus trifoliata L.; Limonia trichocarpa Hance; Pseudaegle sepiaria Miquel; Pseudaegle trifoliata (L.) Makino
Common name (Japanese common name) kara-tachi [Chinese citrus]
(English common name) hardy orange, trifoliate orange
Distribution (Japan) garden plants
(Other nations) [native] China
Chromosomal number 2n=18
Description Plants 2m. Leaves 2-5cm length. Flowers white 4-7cm, flowering in April to May. Deciduous. Subarbor trees.
Reference Poncirus trifoliata (L.) Raf.
Poncirus trifoliata (L.) Raf.
Pharmaceutical compositions for reducing hyperlipidemia and platelet-aggregation (US Patent 4842859/1989)
Pharmaceutical composition for the reducing both hyperlipidemia and platelet-aggregation (PHP) (US Patent 4906471/1990)
Rooting method for vegetative plant propagation of hard-to-root plants (US Patent 5584140/1996)
Citrus proteins for use in field detection of citrus blight using immunological techniques (US Patent 5650151/1997)
Method of controlling fungus (US Patent 6060074/2000)
Use of tryptophan and analogs as plant growth regulators (US Patent 6180569/2001)
Health-improving spice composition (US Patent 6465019/2002)
Technique for emulsifying highly saturated hydroisomerized fluids (US Patent 6673360/2004)
Herbal composition for the prevention and treatment of dementia (US Patent 7083811/2006)
Plant genes conferring resistance to Citrus tristeza virus (US Patent 7126044/2006)
Polynucleotides and polypeptides that confer increased biomass and tolerance to cold, water deprivation and low nitrogen to plants (US Patent 7196245/2007)

April 2007
at a private garden
April 2007
at a private garden
April 2007
at a private garden

September 2006
at a private garden