Sunday, August 19, 2007


All citrus trees are of the single genus Citrus, and remain largely interbreed able; that is, there is only one "super species" which includes lemons, limes and oranges. Nevertheless, names have been given to the various members of the citrus family, oranges often being referred to as Citrus sinensis and Citrus aurantium. Fruits of all members of the genus Citrus are considered berries because they have many seeds, are fleshy and soft, and derive from a single ovary. An orange seed is called a pip.


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