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Citrus General Discussion / Trifoliate flower scent?
« on: March 17, 2024, 01:40:04 PM »
I often come across references to the scent of Citrus trifoliata (=Poncirus) flowers. Sometimes they are even said to be 'highly scented'. For example, see
I know different people's sense of smell can vary, but I can detect no fragrance at all from trifoliate flowers.
What do you think? Smell or no smell?

Citrus General Discussion / Citrus pollination methods
« on: May 24, 2022, 02:18:48 PM »
pagnr - a member of this forum in Australia - sent me a useful pdf article about pollination of citrus to produce hybrids. It was written some years ago by Steve Sykes who developed several Australian native hybrids such as the Red Centre Lime (previously Blood lime) and the Sunrise Lime.
Title: Methods used for conducting controlled cross-pollination in Citrus
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Citrus General Discussion / Australian Bush Citrus postage stamps
« on: January 06, 2021, 07:35:41 AM »
As a little Christmas present to myself, i ordered a presentation pack of some Australian stamps issued in 2019.
Yes, I know it's just a way of getting free money from idiots like myself - but they are very pretty stamps!

One of the stamps shows Lemon Aspen, Acronychia acidula, which is not a true citrus but it is in the same Rutaceae family.
I've been trying to obtain a plant or seeds of this species for a long time without success.
Can anyone help?

Citrus General Discussion / Citrus Flowers
« on: June 05, 2018, 06:00:15 PM »
I occasionally change the introductory photo on the index page of my citrus website.
The latest is a moving series of different flower photos.
You may be surprised by how different they are.
This is still a totally non-commercial website. No sales, no adverts - so I think I'm allowed to promote it here!

Citrus General Discussion / Australian native citrus
« on: December 10, 2016, 04:11:12 AM »
I think most people on this forum are interested in growing the 'normal' citrus varieties, but I have become fascinated by the Australian species - even though they are not really very eatable.
A few weeks ago I returned from a trip to Australia to see if I could locate and photograph all the six native citrus species growing wild.
You can see the results on my website - follow the links at the bottom of the page starting at

Citrus General Discussion / The Quest for Citrus Wakonai!
« on: December 07, 2014, 08:13:45 AM »
Citrus wakonai is a wild citrus variety from Papua New Guinea. It was discovered about ten years ago, but, outside its native area, is only kept by government researchers in Australia. Such new varieties are interesting - even if they aren't commercial varieties themselves - because they may contain genes with unusual properties such as disease or pest resistance. Citrus wakonai is said to fruit at one year from seed.
I have always been interested in these odd varieties, and set a challenge to an adventurous Frenchman to collect seeds! Sylvain set off in August this year on an amazing trip. He is currently describing his travels on a French citrus forum . He has given me permission to translate and reproduce this on my own citrus website.
I am still currently adding pages - there are lots of incredible photos to come! So work in progress.
It starts at
Take a look. Comments welcome.

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