Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck

 
  • Family : RUTACEAE
    (RUE or CITRUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rutaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck
  • Common name : Orange, Sweet Orange, Batavian, Mozambique Orange, Tight skinned Orange, Sweet lime
  • Vernacular name : Musambi, Naringi (Hindi); Orange gida, Musambi gida (Kannada); Batavi narinja, Buddasini, Sini, Narinji (Telugu); Musami, Musmabi, Naringi, Kamla nembu (Oria); Mosambi (Marathi); Sathkudi (Tamil); Musambi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated for its edible fruits.
  • Key identification features : An evergreen glabrous tree
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : Nagpur district, Osmanabad district
  • Native : China
  • World Distribution : India, South China, Vietnam
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • 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 sinensis. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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