Choisya ternata Humb., Bonpl. & Kunth

Mexican Orange

Shrub 2-3 m tall. Leaves opposite, shiny. Leaflets 3, elliptic to oblanceolate, 6 cm long, 3 cm wide. Flowers in terminal clusters held above the foliage, fragrant; spring.


Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Rutaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Choisya ternata 'Aztec Pearl'

A cultivar of the hybrid C. amazonica x C. ternata, with finely divided leaves and flowers that are pink in bud.

Choisya ternata 'Sundance'

Leaves pale green to yellowish.

C. 'Shady Gold' and C. 'Lich' are also listed.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Sapindales
family       Rutaceae
genus        Choisya Kunth