Citrus limonum Risso
PHOTOS OF 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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