Scientific name: Citrus reticulata L.

Local name: Mandarin

Taxonomic Position of Mandarin According to Cronquist (1981)

Kingdom        : Plantae

Division          : Magnoliophyta

Class               : Magnoliopsida

Subclass          : Rosidae

Order              : Sapindales

Family             : Rutaceae

Genus             : Citrus

Species            : C. reticulata

Botanical Description of Mandarin

Habit: Perennial woody shrub

Root: Tap root system

Stem: Woody, branched, sparsely spiny

Leaf: Palmetely compound, unifoliate

Inflorescence: Axillary umbel cyme

Flower: pedicillate, complete, actinomorphic

Calyx: Sepal 4-5, gamosepalous, valvate

Corolla: Petal 4-5, polypetalous

Androecium: Stamen numerous, in many bundles

Gynoecium: Ovary superior, multilocular, syncarpous, placentation axile

Fruit: A hesperedium


Table 1. Manadrin variety developed by HRC, BARI, Bangladesh


Serial Number Name of Variety Developed by Year of Release Planting Season Yield
1 BARI Kamala-1 HRC, BARI 1996 June September 20-25 t/ha
2 BARI Kamala-2 HRC, BARI 2013 June September 400-500 kg/plant
3 BARI Kamala 3 HRC, BARI 2017 June September 6.5 t/ha



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