Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.

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Citrus limon

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Citrus limon

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms: Citrus abyssinica (Engl.) Engl.
Citrus inaequalis (DC.) Benth.
Common names: Lemon-tree (English) Mundimu (Shona) Muremani (Shona)
Description: Shrub or small tree.
Derivation of specific name:
Flowering time:Dec - Jan
Worldwide distribution:
Growth form(s): Tree.
Insects (whose larvae eat this species): Papilio ophidicephalus chirinda (Emperor swallowtail)
Papilio demodocus demodocus (Citrus swallowtail)
Papilio dardanus cenea (Mocker swallowtail)
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Image last updated: Tuesday 9 January 2007

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 249.

Other sources of information about Citrus limon:

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Flora of Mozambique: Citrus limon
Flora of Zambia: Citrus limon
Flora of Zimbabwe: Citrus limon

External websites:

African Plant Database: Citrus limon
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Citrus limon
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Citrus limon
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Citrus limon
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Citrus limon
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Citrus limon
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Citrus limon
Ispot Southern Africa : Citrus limon
JSTOR Plant Science: Citrus limon
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Citrus limon
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Citrus limon
Tropicos: Citrus limon
West African Plants database: Citrus limon

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Citrus limon., retrieved 26 June 2016

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