A NEW INDIGE­NOUS CIT­RUS VA­RI­ETY IDEN­TI­FIED FROM BHUTAN

Business Bhutan - - Economic -

As part of the study of Phy­lo­ge­netic Re­la­tion­ships of Cit­rus and its rel­a­tives (fo­cus­ing on Indige­nous Cit­rus of Bhutan), Tsh­er­ing Pen­jor, Prin­ci­pal Re­search Of­fi­cer at the ARDC Wengkhar, DoA, MoAF in col­lab­o­ra­tion with re­searchers from the Uni­ver­sity of Kagoshima and Uni­ver­sity of Saga, Ja­pan has iden­ti­fied a new type of wild cit­rus. Lo­cally known as “Ka­gati” mor­pho­log­i­cally sim­i­lar to Mex­i­can lime is found to be ge­net­i­cally dif­fer­ent from Mex­i­can lime ac­cord­ing to the study. The new iden­ti­fi­ca­tion now called “Hi­malayan Lime” is found to be a hy­brid of Citron and Man­darin where as Mex­i­can lime is a hy­brid of Citron and Papeda.

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