Citrus limonum (Lemon tree)

Lemon tree


Citrus limonun fruit
Lemon tree, 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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28 January, 2022

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