Definition of Genus Fortunella
1. Noun. Small genus of shrubs native to south China producing small ovoid fruits resembling oranges: includes kumquats.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Rutaceae, Rue Family, Rutaceae
Member holonyms: Cumquat, Kumquat, Kumquat Tree, Fortunella Japonica, Marumi, Marumi Kumquat, Round Kumquat
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Fortunella
Literary usage of Genus Fortunella
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1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"The oval kumquat, the type of the genus Fortunella, is the most vigorous member of the genus, the branched shrub or tree attaining a height of 10-12 ft. and ..."
2. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences by Washington Academy of Sciences (1915)
"... and from Citrus it is proposed to create a new genus, Fortunella,4 to include the kumquats. 4 Fortunella, Swingle, gen. nov. ..."
3. Citrus Fruits: An Account of the Citrus Fruit Industry, with Special by John Eliot Coit (1915)
"... the young twigs and under sides of the leaves, and is grown only for ornament or curiosity. Citrus japonica (recently referred to the genus Fortunella). ..."