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Skimmia japonica
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Faimily: Rutaceae
Juss., 1789[1]


[[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. 17 Januar 2003. Archived frae the original on 6 Mey 2009. Retrieved 11 Apryle 2009.
  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