Plant Genera


Citrus

Family Code: RUTACE
Genus Code: CITRU2
Genus CN: citrus
Genus Authority: L.
Genus Summary: (Citrus, Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Citron, Pummelo, Kumquat, Trifoliate Orange)
Genus Identification: Identification notes: Citrus has simple to trifoliolate, evergreen, coriaceous, acuminate, glossy green leaves, and the familiar spherical fruits. Citrus limon (Linnaeus) Burman f., Lemon, C. paradisi Macfadyen in Hooker (pro sp.), Grapefruit, and C. sinensis (Linnaeus) Osbeck, Orange, have been grown on the Outer Banks of North Carolina in Buxton, Dare County, NC (Brown 1959). They are apparently not naturalized there, being killed outright or severely damaged by occasional colder winters, and are not keyed or otherwise treated here.
Genus References: Mabberley (1997)=Z; Arajo, Queiroz, & Machado (2003)=Y; Pfeil & Crisp (2008); Kubitzki et al. in Kubitzki (2011).
Last Updated: 2019-11-29
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