Rutaceae

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Rutaceae
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Skimmia japonica
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Juss., 1789[1]
Subfaimilies

Rutoideae
Spathelioideae
Dictyolomatoideae
Toddalioideae
Flindersioideae
Aurantioideae[2]

Diversity
[[leet o Rutaceae genera|Aboot 160 genera, totalin ower 1600 species.]]

Rutaceae, commonly kent as the rue[3] or citrus faimily,[4] is a faimily o flouerin plants, uisually placed in the order Sapindales.

Species o the faimily generally hae flouers that divide intae fower or five pairts, uisually wi strang scents. Thay range in furm an size frae yerbs tae shrubs an smaa trees.

The maist economically important genus in the faimily is Citrus, which includes the orange (C. sinensis), lemon (C. × limon), grapefruit (C. paradisi), an lime (various, maistly C. aurantifolia, the key lime). Boronia is a lairge Australian genus, some members o which are plants wi heichly fragrant flouers an are uised in commercial ile production. Ither lairge genera include Zanthoxylum, Melicope an Agathosma. Thare are approximatively 160 genera in the faimily Rutaceae:Leet o Rutaceae genera

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Rutaceae Juss., nom. cons.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2003-01-17. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  2. Takhtajan, Armen (2009). Flowering Plants (2 ed.). Springer. pp. 375–376. ISBN 978-1-4020-9608-2. 
  3. RUTACEAE in BoDD – Botanical Dermatology Database
  4. http://www.plantsystematics.org/taxpage/0/family/Rutaceae.html