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Mandarin oranger
Mandarin Oranges (Citrus Reticulata).jpg
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Faimily: Rutaceae
Genus: Citrus
Species: C. reticulata
Binomial name
Citrus reticulata

The Mandarin oranger, an aa kent as the mandarin or mandarine (baith lawer-case), is a smaa citrus tree (Citrus reticulata) wi fruit resemblin ither orangers. Mandarin oranges are uisually eaten plain or in fruit salads. Specifically reiddish-orange mandarin cultivars can be mercatit as tangerines, but this is nae a botanical classification. When exportin began, local Mandarin oranges wur named efter thair port o origin.[1]

The tree is mair droucht-tolerant than the fruit. The mandarin is tender, an is damaged easily bi cauld. It can be grown in tropical an subtropical auries.

ReferencesEedit

  1. "The Scoop on this Week's Snack: Mandarins" (PDF). BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation. Retrieved 17 January 2013.