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Citrus medica
(citron)

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Citrus medica (citron)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 27 March 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Citrus medica
  • Preferred Common Name
  • citron
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Fruits
  • Ornamental
  • Religious
  • Spices and culinary herbs
  • Traditional/folklore

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Pictures

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Citrus medica (citron); tree with flowers and developing fruits.
TitleHabit
CaptionCitrus medica (citron); tree with flowers and developing fruits.
Copyright©Charles Schotman
Citrus medica (citron); tree with flowers and developing fruits.
HabitCitrus medica (citron); tree with flowers and developing fruits. ©Charles Schotman
Citrus medica (citron); flowers, open and opening. Flowers are ca.3-4cm in diameter.
TitleFlowers
CaptionCitrus medica (citron); flowers, open and opening. Flowers are ca.3-4cm in diameter.
Copyright©Charles Schotman
Citrus medica (citron); flowers, open and opening. Flowers are ca.3-4cm in diameter.
FlowersCitrus medica (citron); flowers, open and opening. Flowers are ca.3-4cm in diameter.©Charles Schotman
Citrus medica (citron); flowers and young fruits. Developing fruits are ca 6-8cm long. The finger-shaped form of the fruit is typical of the variety  "sarcodactylis".
TitleFlowers and fruits
CaptionCitrus medica (citron); flowers and young fruits. Developing fruits are ca 6-8cm long. The finger-shaped form of the fruit is typical of the variety "sarcodactylis".
Copyright©Charles Schotman
Citrus medica (citron); flowers and young fruits. Developing fruits are ca 6-8cm long. The finger-shaped form of the fruit is typical of the variety  "sarcodactylis".
Flowers and fruitsCitrus medica (citron); flowers and young fruits. Developing fruits are ca 6-8cm long. The finger-shaped form of the fruit is typical of the variety "sarcodactylis".©Charles Schotman
Citrus medica (citron); young fruits. Mature fruits are ca.15 cm in length and a yellowish-orange colour. The finger-shaped form is typical of the variety  "sarcodactylis".
TitleFruits
CaptionCitrus medica (citron); young fruits. Mature fruits are ca.15 cm in length and a yellowish-orange colour. The finger-shaped form is typical of the variety "sarcodactylis".
Copyright©Charles Schotman
Citrus medica (citron); young fruits. Mature fruits are ca.15 cm in length and a yellowish-orange colour. The finger-shaped form is typical of the variety  "sarcodactylis".
FruitsCitrus medica (citron); young fruits. Mature fruits are ca.15 cm in length and a yellowish-orange colour. The finger-shaped form is typical of the variety "sarcodactylis".©Charles Schotman

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Citrus medica L.

Preferred Common Name

  • citron

Other Scientific Names

  • Aurantium medica
  • Citrus aurantium var. medica
  • Citrus tuberosa Mill.

International Common Names

  • English: citron tree
  • Spanish: cidrero
  • French: cédratier
  • Portuguese: cidreira

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Zitronatzitronenbaum
  • Italy: cedrato
  • Netherlands: cederappel; cederatboom; cedraatboom; sukadeboom; sukadecitroen

EPPO code

  • CIDME (Citrus medica)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Rutales
  •                         Family: Rutaceae
  •                             Genus: Citrus
  •                                 Species: Citrus medica

Uses List

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Drugs, stimulants, social uses

  • Religious

General

  • Ornamental

Human food and beverage

  • Fruits
  • Spices and culinary herbs

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Traditional/folklore