Choisya ternata Kunth, Gen. Sp. 6: 6 1823. (syn: Choisya grandiflora Regel; Juliania caryophillata La Llave & Lex.);
Mexico (Guerrero, Hidalgo, Mexico State, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Veracruz), trop. Africa (I), Madeira (I) (Madeira Isl. (I)), India (I) as per Catalogue of Life;



Choisya ternata from California GS19062019 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

I would be posting in coming days species which are not recorded on our website but have been reported growing/grown in India.
Choisya ternata Kunth
syn: Choisya grandiflora Regel; Juliana caryophyllata La Llave.
Common Name Mexican Orange Blossom
Evergreen shrub up to 3 m tall from family Rutaceae with trifoliate compound leaves and scented white flowers appearing in spring and again few in autumn.
The shrub is recorded as grown in Western Ghats in Indian Biodiversity Portal
Phtographed from Fremont, California,  in September 2017 and April 2019

Plants From Australia 2018:: Choisya ternata-NS April 2020-20 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
This is a cultivated small tree….
Choisya ternata, I am thankful to … for id help..


Garden Plant For ID : California : 22DEC16 : AK-45 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Another plant seen at the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.
Picture taken in Sept,14.
Can see a white bud in the picture.
Leaves look uncommon.

Choisya ternata I hope

The leaves definitely look like Choisya ternata.

Yes …, I have photographed a lot of them in California. Choisya ternata from California GS19062019 (

SK 3382 04 April 2022: 5 very high res. images.

Location: Royal Garden Hyde Park , London 
Altitude: 30m.
Date: 27 March 2022
Habit : Cultivated 

Last image is wrongly added.


Choisya ternata


187-TSP-ID-27SEP2022-1: 1 image.
One of my friends from Mangaluru, Karnataka forwarded this image seeking ID that I could not place. Kindly help me out.
Date:Not known

May I request you to ask him to send high res. images, to check flower details?

Check for Choisya species

Also called Mexicon orange plants widely used in landscaping. I have come across this plant in Southern California.

It is Choisya ternata Kunth, Rutaceae
There are different forms of leaf shape as it is cultivated. 3-5 leaflets, each obovate or linear or linear-lanceolate
Please confirm whether fruit set is there, if so it will become one more invasive to India.

My friend who forwarded the photo has informed me that the subject was found in London and not in Mangaluru.

Yes, appears close to images at Choisya ternata




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