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Citrus

oranges
limes
lemons
grapefruit
bergamots

Oranges.

Orange

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Mandarin Orange (Citrus reticulata cultivar)

Mandarin Orange (Citrus reticulata cultivar)

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Subfamily: Aurantioideae
Tribe: Citreae
Genus: Citrus
Linnaeus
Species and 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
See also below for other species and hybrids.

Synonyms

Eremocitrus
Microcitrus

Wikipedia

Citrus
NOUN:   : any of a group of often thorny trees and shrubs (Citrus and related genera) of the rue family grown in warm regions for their edible fruit (as the orange or lemon) with firm usually thick rind and pulpy flesh; also : the fruit
ETYMOLOGY:   New Latin, genus name, from Latin
First Known Use: 1825
     
Merriam-Webster Dictionary© 2011 Merriam-Webster, Inc.

 

 

  • Citrus Research and Education Center -- University of Florida

  • Florida Citrus Industry Oral Histories -- William Mansfield , Patel Center for Global Studies, University of South Florida (USF)

  • Freidberg, Susanne. "Fruit: Ephermeral Beauty," Ch. 4 of FRESH: A Perishable History. Harvard Belknap, 2010.

  • Genetic Origin of Cultivated Citrus Determined -- EurekAlert (16 January 2011)

  • Hyman, Clarissa. Oranges: A Global History. London: Reaktion Books, 2013.

  • Morse, Kitty. The Scent of Orange Blossoms: Sephardic Cuisines from Morocco. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 2001.

  • Robinson, Jo. Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health. NY: Little, Brown and Company, 2014.

  • Sonneman, Tony. Lemon: A Global History. London: Reaktion Books, 2012.

  • Visser, Margaret. Much Depends on Dinner: The Extraordinary History and Mythology, Allure and Obsessions, Perils and Taboos of an Ordinary Meal. NY: Grove, 2010 [1986].
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