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Citrus (citrus)

Wikipedia Abstract

Citrus is a genus of flowering trees and shrubs in the rue family, Rutaceae. Plants in the genus produce citrus fruits, including important crops like oranges, lemons, grapefruit, and limes. The most recent research indicates an origin in Australia, New Caledonia and New Guinea. Some researchers believe that the origin is in the part of Southeast Asia bordered by Northeast India, Burma (Myanmar) and the Yunnan province of China, and it is in this region that some commercial species such as oranges, mandarins, and lemons originated. Citrus fruit has been cultivated in an ever-widening area since ancient times.
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Citrus assamensis
Citrus aurantiifolia (lime) (Attributes)
Citrus aurantium (myrtle-leaved orange tree) (Critically Endangered) (Attributes)
Citrus australasica (Australian finger lime) (Attributes)
Citrus australis (Australian round lime)
Citrus brevipes
Citrus cavaleriei
Citrus decumanus <Unverified Name>
Citrus floridana (limequat)
Citrus garrawayi
Citrus georgiana
Citrus glauca (Australian desert lime)
Citrus gracilis (Humpty Doo Lime)
Citrus grandis (shaddock) (Attributes)
Citrus halimii
Citrus histrix <Unverified Name>
Citrus hystrix (kaffir lime)
Citrus indica
Citrus inodora
Citrus insitorum (citrange) (Attributes)
Citrus japonica (sour orange) (Attributes)
Citrus junos (yuzu)
Citrus kuwanae <Unverified Name>
Citrus latifolia (Persian lime)
Citrus latipes
Citrus limon (lemon) (Attributes)
Citrus limonium <Unverified Name>
Citrus lucida
Citrus macrophylla <Unverified Name>
Citrus maximus <Unverified Name>
Citrus medica (citron) (Attributes)
Citrus medica acida <Unverified Name>
Citrus microcarpa (round kumquat) (Attributes)
Citrus natsudaidai <Unverified Name>
Citrus neocaledonica (Endangered)
Citrus noblis <Unverified Name>
Citrus oxanthera (Endangered)
Citrus platypoda
Citrus polyandra
Citrus polytrifolia
Citrus pomela <Unverified Name>
Citrus reshni <Unverified Name>
Citrus reticulata (tangerine) (Attributes)
Citrus swingelii <Unverified Name>
Citrus swinglei
Citrus taitensis (rough lemon) (Attributes)
Citrus tardiferax <Unverified Name>
Citrus trifoliata (hardy orange) (Attributes)
Citrus undulata (Critically Endangered)
Citrus wakonai
Citrus warburgiana
Citrus webberi
Citrus wintersii

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