Citrus

Definition

Food

  • The 8 most important citrus species are sweet orange C. sinensis, mandarin C. reticulata,grapefruit C. paradisi, pummelo C. grandis, lemon C. limon, lime C. aurantifolia, citron C. medica and sour orange C. aurantium. All of these varieties will cross-fertilize and it is thought that the sweet orange may be a pummelo x mandarin cross, the grapefruit a pummelo x sweet orange cross and the lemon a lime x citron x pummelo cross.
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