4100.000 Citrus L.

Description of the genus

Small trees or shrubs, sometimes armed. Leaves alternate, 1-foliolate, sometimes with a winged rhachis. Flowers solitary or in clusters, bisexual, (4-)5-merous. Stamens numerous, arranged in bundles. Ovary (4-)5-many-locular; loculi 4-8-ovulate. Fruit large, spherical, ovoid or obovoid, many-seeded.

Worldwide: 20 species in S and SE Asia to E Australia

Zambia: 1 taxon.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Achaea catella (Banded achaea)
Ericeia inangulata (Sober Tabby)
Eudocima divitiosa (Spotless underwing)
Papilio nireus (Green-banded swallowtail)
Thyas rubricata
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limon (L.) Burm. f.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Citrus:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Citrus
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Citrus
Flora of Mozambique: Citrus
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Citrus
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Citrus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Citrus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Citrus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Citrus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Citrus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Citrus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Citrus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Citrus

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Citrus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=809, retrieved 26 May 2019

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