4100.000 Citrus L.

Description of the genus

Small trees or shrubs, sometimes armed. Leaves alternate, 1-foliolate, sometimes with a winged rhachis. Flowers solitary or in clusters, bisexual, (4-)5-merous. Stamens numerous, arranged in bundles. Ovary (4-)5-many-locular; loculi 4-8-ovulate. Fruit large, spherical, ovoid or obovoid, many-seeded.

Worldwide: 20 species in S and SE Asia to E Australia

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Citrus limon

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aurantium L.E
limon (L.) Burm. f.N,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Citrus:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Citrus
Flora of Mozambique: Citrus
Flora of Zambia: Citrus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Citrus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Citrus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Citrus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Citrus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Citrus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Citrus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=809, retrieved 17 September 2014

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