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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 782–783. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: March-April. Fr. Per.: Oct.-Nov.
Type: Type: Probably described from China.
Comment/Acknowledgements: The bitter or Seville Orange is seldom cultivated in Pakistan. Mostly used as a rootstock in grafting other citrus species; the fruit may be used for marmalades.
Illustration: Citrus aurantium L. (Illustration)
Map Location: C-6 Peshawar: Tarnab Farm, cult. Hassan-ud Din 6574 (RAW); Rawalpindi, Gordon College, Hassan-ud-Din 6579 (RAW).


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Tree, 7-8 m tall, spines axillary and sharp. Leaves 50-115 x 30-55 mm, elliptic; petiole winged, wings obovate. Flowers bisexual, 1-few, in axillary cymes. Petals fleshy and glandular. Stamens 20-24. Fruit globose, 7 x 7.5 cm, flattened at the base and apex; rind when ripe, glandular and rough. Axis hollow. Pulp bitter-acidic.
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