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  LEMON TREE  

 

Latin Name : Citrus limon.

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Citrus
Species: Citrus limon

General Info

The lemon is a hybrid citrus tree of cultivated origin.

The fruit are used primarily for their juice, though the pulp and rind are also used, primarily in cooking or mixing.

Lemon juice is about 5% citric acid, which gives lemons a sour taste and a pH of 2 to 3. This acidity makes lemon juice a cheap, readily available acid for use in educational  chemistry experiments.

A lemon tree can grow up to 6 m (20 ft), but they are usually smaller.

The branches are thorny, and form an open crown.

The leaves are green, shiny and elliptical.

Flowers are white on the outside with a violet streaked interior.

On a lemon tree, flowers and ripe fruits can be found at the same time.

The lemon fruit are a bright yellow.

 

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