Common names: Raiatea (most common variety in Vanuatu), Mandarin orange, Mandarine (French)
Small-sized tree that grows up to 9 m in height. Long slender branches. Often has spiny stems. Raiatea variety has an erect bearing that is cone shaped.
6-8 cm in length. The shape is rhombic, acute, lanceolate with the margins irregularly crenate or crenulate (serrated).
Fragrant, single or in small clusters. The flowers are small, star shaped and white.
6 cm. Oblate-globose to depressed-subconcave globose. They have a thin yellow to bright orange to red-orange peel when ripe. The pulp is pale to rich orange and the juice is mild to sweet.
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All citrus have dark green and waxy leaves and sweet-smelling flowers. They can be differentiated by their fruit.