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Citrus
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Slices of various citrus fruits
Scientific classification
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Aurantioideae
Genus:
Citrus

Important species:
Citrus aurantifolia – Key Lime
Citrus maxima – Pomelo
Citrus medica – Citron
Citrus reticulataMandarin orange & Tangerine


Important hybrids:
Citrus x aurantiumBitter orange
Citrus x latifolia – Persian Lime
Citrus x limon – Lemon
Citrus x limonia – Rangpur
Citrus x paradisi – Grapefruit
Citrus x sinensis – Sweet Orange

Synonyms

Eremocitrus
Microcitrus

Citrus is a common term and genus of flowering plants in the family Rutaceae. It originated in tropical and subtropical southeast Asia. The name comes from the citron.

Citrus fruits usually have a sour taste but farmers grow more of the sweet ones. There are many types of citrus fruits in the world.

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