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Epicatt2

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Sexing Melicoccus bijugatus (Spanish Lime)
« on: August 02, 2022, 02:12:29 PM »
Is there any easy  way to sex Melicoccus bijugatus to tell whether it is male, female, or bisexual.

I understand this species tends to be dioecious but that some individuals do produce perfect flowers.

I suspect there may be some way to tell without having to wait for a tree to mature enough to produce flowers.

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Paul M.
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Re: Sexing Melicoccus bijugatus (Spanish Lime)
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2022, 11:31:38 PM »
Since first posting this query I've done several online searches to try to find out whether there is/are any physical difference(s) apparent between the male and female plants of this species (other than the flowers). 

So far no luck.  So I am still hoping that one of our TFF mavens will have some ideas.

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Re: Sexing Melicoccus bijugatus (Spanish Lime)
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2022, 01:05:18 AM »


https://ur.booksc.me/s/flora%20neotropica%20talisia/?e=1

for the flowers of course
found this online...they also sell it at amazon and places...
from page 12 if it helps
« Last Edit: August 04, 2022, 01:07:24 AM by digigarden »

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Re: Sexing Melicoccus bijugatus (Spanish Lime)
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2022, 01:25:34 AM »
I believe you have to see the flowers or get an improved variety and only need one tree then.  it's called pabon if i remember correctly.

 

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