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Myrtle-leaved orange
Myrtle-leaved oranges growing on a tree
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Citrus
Species: C. aurantium
Binomial name
Citrus aurantium
var. myrtifolia (Ker-Gawl)

The myrtle-leaved orange (C. aurantium, var. myrtifolia (Ker-Gawl)) is a variety of Citrus aurantium with foliage similar to that of the common myrtle.

It is a compact shrub or tree with small leaves and no thorns. The fruits of the tree are sour or bitter, and are commonly called by their Italian name, chinotto.


Myrtle-leaved orange
File:Citrus aurantium
Myrtle-leaved oranges growing on a tree
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Citrus
Species: C. myrtifolia
Binomial name
Citrus myrtifolia
Raf.

Citrus myrtifolia, the myrtle-leaved orange tree, is a species of Citrus with foliage similar to that of the common myrtle.

Description

It is a compact shrub or tree with small leaves and no thorns. The fruits of the tree are sour or bitter, and are commonly called by their Italian name, chinotto.

Garden plant

Citrus myrtifolia is used in gardens. It may be planted in the ground or, due to its compactness, it may be planted in a pot or other container.

See also

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Wikispecies

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

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Taxonavigation

Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Sapindales
Familia: Rutaceae
Subfamilia: Citroideae
Tribus: Citreae
Genus: Citrus
Species: Citrus myrtifolia

Name

Citrus myrtifolia Raf.

References

  • Sylva Telluriana. Mantis Synopt. New genera and species of trees and shrubs of North America 141. 1838
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Data from 07-Oct-06]. [1]

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