Citrus limonum (Lemon tree)

Lemon tree


Citrus limonun fruit

Citrus limonum, fruit (lemon) and leaves

Citrus limonum Risso, Citrus limon (L.) Burm (Lemon tree)

Perennial tree of the Citrus family -rutaceae– up to 3 m. Toothed, elliptical or lanceolate leaves, pointed. Flowers white inside, rosy at the margin of the petals.The fruit is a hesperidium till 12,5 cm. wide, with a thick rind, dark yellow when fully ripe. Cultivated because of its fruits and as a garden tree in warm Mediterranean places next to the sea. It probably descends from the species “Citrus medica L.”, native from India.

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