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.
Other sources of information about Citrus:
Our websites:Flora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated CitrusFlora of Mozambique
: CitrusFlora of Zambia
(electronic Plant Information Center): CitrusFlora Zambesiaca
web site: CitrusGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for CitrusIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): CitrusKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Citrus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=809, retrieved 11 December 2013