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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 | eedit soorce]

  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]