Taxon: Citrus aurantium L.

 
Genus: Citrus
Family: Rutaceae
  Subfamily: Aurantioideae
      Tribe: Aurantieae
        Subtribe: Citrinae
Nomen number: 10684
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:782. 1753
Comment: [treated as the hybrid C. reticulata × C. maxima]
Name Verified on: 19-Aug-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Mar-2016
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Riverside (RIV)
Accessions: 167 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (fide CultTropS; Ency CNatIn)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Food Feed Crops US)
  • Human food: beverage base (fide Dict Econ Pl)
  • Human food: fruit (peel for marmelades fide CultTropS)
  • Gene sources: graft stock relative for citrus (fide Food Feed Crops US)
  • Gene sources: progenitor of bergamot (citrus) (fide J Amer Soc Hort Sci 135:348. 2010)
  • Gene sources: progenitor of lemon (citrus) (fide Ann Bot 111:8. 2013)
  • Materials: essential oils (source of neroli oil & petitgrain fide Ency CNatIn)
  • Materials: lipids (source of neroli oil & petitgrain fide Ency CNatIn)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Ency CNatIn; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . probable multiple hybrid origin China & elsewhere

    Cultivated:

    . widely cult. in tropics & subtropics

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