Citrus

Jump to a section: Classification | Citation | Species | Genus Synonyms

Contains 8 accepted taxa overall.

Family:RUTACEAE
Common Name:CITRUS
Genus Notes:With a long history of cultivation and hybridizations, the application of taxonomy is complex in the evolution of the genus (Mabberley 2004; Curk et al. 2016). Fortunella and Poncirus are probably best treated as synonyms of Citrus (Garcia-Lor et al. 2013; Carbonell-Caballero et al. 2015; Oueslati et al. 2016; Mou et al. 2017).
Specimen: View USF Herbarium specimens of this genus

Classification

Division
Class
Sub Class
Order SAPINDALES
FamilyRUTACEAE
Genus Citrus

Citation

Citation CITRUS Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 782. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: TYPE: Citrus medica Linnaeus. Lectotypified by P. Wilson, in Britton, N. Amer. Fl. 25: 221. 1911.

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species

Scientific NameCommon NameHerbarium SpecimensPhotos
Citrus medica CITRON
Citrus reticulata TANGERINE
Citrus trifoliata HARDY ORANGE
Citrus x aurantiifolia KEY LIME; MEXICAN LIME
Citrus x aurantium SOUR ORANGE; GRAPEFRUIT; SWEET ORANGE
+ Expand All

Genus Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Aurantium Aurantium Miller, Gard. Dict. Abr., ed. 4. 1754. TYPE: Non designatus.
Citreum Citreum Miller, Gard. Dict. Abr., ed. 4. 1754. TYPE: Non designatus.
Fortunella Fortunella Swingle, J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 5: 167. 1915. TYPE: Fortunella margarita (Loureiro) Swingle 1915. (Citrus margarita Loureiro 1790.)
Limon Limon Miller, Gard. Dict. Abr., ed. 4. 1754. TYPE: = Citrus Linnaeus 1753.
Oxanthera Oxanthera Montrouzier, Mem. Acad. Roy. Sci. Lyon, Sect. Sci., ser. 2. 10: 186. 1860. TYPE: Oxanthera fragrans Montrouzier
+ Expand All