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Citrus L.
    Sp. Pl. 2: 782-783 (1753).

Reference(s): Perrier de la Bathie, H. (1950)

Status: this genus has been assessed for the following:

- Species in Fl. Madag: 4 naturalised

- Accepted published species: 4 naturalised

- Estimated total species: 4 naturalised

- Indigenous species endemism: no indigenous species

Additional taxonomic work: not currently required

Species level data entry: complete

Note: The identification and nomenclature of the genus has been problematic, even the common names are very ambiguous - for example citron refers to different sp. in English and in French. In addition to the naturalized species, several are cultivated for their edible fruit, notably: C. aurantiifolia (true Lime; Key Lime; Tsoha; Voasary makirana); C. limon (Lemon; Tsoha; Voasary makirana); C. maxima (Pomelo; Shaddock; Voasary angy be); C. reticulata (Mandarin; Tangerine); C. sinensis (Sweet Orange; Voasary; Voahangy).

Contributed/compiled by: P.B. Phillipson

Updated on: 07 Aug. 2008

Lower Taxa:


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