Gardner, Frank E. Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Orlando, Florida.
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A name used to designate a large group of citrus fruits in the species Citrus reticulata and some of its hybrids. The group is variable in the character of trees and fruits because the term mandarin is used in a general sense to include many different forms, such as tangerines, King oranges, Temple oranges, tangelos (hybrids between a grapefruit and a tangerine), Satsuma oranges, and calamondins (presumably hybrids between a mandarin and a kumquat). See also: Fruit; Fruit, tree; Kumquat; Orange; Tangerine
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