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  ORANGE TREE  

 

Latin Name : Citrus sinensis

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

General Info

The Sweet Orange is a hybrid of ancient cultivated origin, possibly between pomelo and tangerine.

It is a small tree, growing to about 10 metres tall, with thorny shoots.

It has evergreen leaves 4-10 cm. long.

Oranges originated in southeast Asia.

Leaves have an Ovate shape with crenulate margins.

The fruit is commonly peeled and eaten fresh, or squeezed for its juice. It has a thick bitter rind that is usually discarded.

 

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