Sweet orange (Citrus × sinensis cultivar)
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Faimily: Rutaceae
Subfaimily: Aurantioideae
Tribe: Citreae
Genus: Citrus
Species an hybrids

Important species:
Citrus aurantifoliaKey lime
Citrus maximaPomelo
Citrus medicaCitron
Citrus reticulataMandarin orange

Important hybrids:
Citrus × aurantiumBitter orange
Citrus × latifoliaPersian lime
Citrus × limonLemon
Citrus × limoniaRangpur
Citrus × paradisiGrapefruit
Citrus × sinensisSweet orange
Citrus × tangerinaTangerine


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Citrus is a common term an genus (Citrus) o flouering plants in the rue faimily, Rutaceae. Citrus is believed tae hae oreeginatit in the pairt o Sootheast Asie bordered bi Northeast Indie, Burma (Myanmar) an the Yunnan province o Cheena.[1][2][3] Citrus fruit haes been cultivatit in an ever-widenin aurie syne auncient times; the best-kent examples are the oranges, lemons, grapefruit, an limes.

References eedit

  1. Frederick Gmitter and Xulan Hu, 1990. The possible role of Yunnan, China, in the origin of contemporary Citrus species (Rutaceae). Economic Botany 44(2):267–277 [1][deid airtin]
  2. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. M@rket Inform@tion in the Commodities Area: Citrus fruits [2] Archived 2010-10-05 at the Wayback Machine
  3. Rainer W. Scora, 1975. On the history and origin of citrus. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 102(6):369–375 [3]