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Citrus × Aurantium

Botanical Name:

Citrus × aurantium

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Characteristics

Plant Type

Tree up to 10 m. high, with slender thorns; stem glabrous.

Flower

Flowers axillary, large, white, with only 5–12% staminate; stamens 20–25; ovary 10–12-locular.

Fruit

Fruit subglobose, ± 7 cm. in diameter; peel thick, rough, strongly aromatic, often orange-red at maturity; pulp very sour and bitter.

Taxonomy

Order

Sapindales

Family

Rutaceae

Genus

Citrus

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