Citrus grandis (L.) Osbeck

 
  • Family : RUTACEAE
    (RUE or CITRUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rutaceae
  • Basionym : Aurantium maximum Burm.f.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Citrus maxima (Burm.) Osbeck
  • Common name : Pomello, Shaddock, Forbidden fruit, Bamblimoos, Babloss
  • Vernacular name : Chakotra, Sadaphal (Hindi); Chakota Hannu gida (Kannada); Pambalimas (Tamil); Pampala masamu (Telugu); Tava (Oria); Babloos, Bablimoos, Kambilinaranga (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated for its edible fruits, often runs wild. Largest edible citrus fruit known.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Cultivated
    • Telangana : Cultivated
    • Karnataka : Cultivated
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
    • Tamil Nadu : Cultivated
  • Native : Southeast Asia
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in most parts of the World
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; N.P.Singh, 1998 Flora of Eastern Karnataka Vol. 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Citrus grandis. Downloaded on 11 December 2019.

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