The botanical name of Kumquat is Fortunella japonica or Fortunella margarita. This fruit is a miniature, egg-shaped, elongated orange of Asian origin.
It has never been found in the wild, and is assumed to have been created in China, although today it is also widely cultivated in Japan, Indochina and Java. Over time, it was introduced to the Mediterranean basin and later arrived overseas, in America and Australia. It is also known as a Chinese orange or Japanese mandarin.