Climbing Orange

Toddalia aculeata

Climbing Orange, Toddalia aculeata, photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed at Eldoret, Kenya. April 2013.

climbing orange, Toddalia aculeata, photo © Michael Plagens This woody liana has very sharp, curved spines along the length of the climbing stems. Older branches develop fewer, but very stout spines that aid in securing the vine into and through taller vegetation. The small cream colored flowers give rise to small, aromatic fruits. The trifoliate leaves are densely packed with oil glands and are very aromatic citrus.

Rutaceae -- Citrus Family

fruit of Climbing Orange, Toddalia asiatica, photo © by Michael Plagens

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Kenya Natural History

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