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Citrus

Citrus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Citrus
Species
medica[?]
limon
volkameriana[?]
jambiri[?]
limonia[?]
Karna[?]
aurantifolia
latifolia[?]
limetta[?]
limettoides[?]
aurantium[?]
myrtifolia
bergamia
sinensis[?]
unshiu[?]
nobilis
deliciosa[?]
reticulata[?]
reshni[?]
sunki[?]
tangerina[?]
indica[?]
tachibana[?]
madurensis[?]
grandis[?]
paradisi
natsudaidai[?]
ichangensis
junos[?]
latipes[?]
micranta[?]
celebica[?]
macrophylla[?]
macroptera[?]
pennivesiculata[?]
hystrix[?]
The Citrus genus (Rutaceae) of trees is made up of oranges, lemon, lime, kumquats, tangerines, calamondin and related fruits. They are notable for their fresh 'citrusy' fragrance, and their juice-laden fruits.


Larger citrus fruits

Citrus fruits contain a high proportion of citric acid giving them their characteristic astringent odour and flavour. They are also good sources of vitamin C.

Citrus trees hybridize readily: it is not unusual for lime seeds to produce grapefruit. Therefore, most commercial citrus cultivation uses trees produced by grafting[?] the desired plant onto the rootstock.



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