Definition of Genus Fortunella

1. Noun. Small genus of shrubs native to south China producing small ovoid fruits resembling oranges: includes kumquats.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Fortunella

genus Filago
genus Firmiana
genus Fissurella
genus Fistularia
genus Fistulina
genus Flacourtia
genus Flammulina
genus Flindersia
genus Foeniculum
genus Fomes
genus Forestiera
genus Forficula
genus Formica
genus Formicarius
genus Forsythia
genus Fortunella (current term)
genus Fossa
genus Fothergilla
genus Fouquieria
genus Fragaria
genus Francisella
genus Francoa
genus Frankliniella
genus Frasera
genus Fratercula
genus Fraxinus
genus Freesia
genus Fregata
genus Fremontia
genus Fremontodendron

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). ..."

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