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Fam.: Rutaceae / Rue Fam.      

Hybrid formula (parents):  Citrus maxima  (BURM.) MERR.  x  Citrus reticulata  BLANCO

Genus:  Citrus  L.
 

Authors:
   L.:  Carl von Linné (Linnaeus, 1707 - 1777), Swedish naturalist who introduced the binary naming system for plants and animals
   BLANCO:  Francisco Manuel Blanco (1778 - 1845), Spanish botanist
   BURM.:  Johannes Burman (1706 - 1779), Dutch physician and botanist
   MERR.:  Elmer Drew Merrill (1876 - 1956), botanist in USA
 

Etymology:
   Citrus:   Latin for the wood of a tree of which furniture is made, probably Cedar
   sinensis:   from China
   maxima:   the largest
   reticulata:   mesh-like
 

The Orange Tree came into being as a breeding based on Pomelo (Grapefruit) Citrus maxima and Mandarin Citrus reticulata. Its origin is China or Southeast Asia. In Southern Europe it is cultivated only since the 15th century, while the Bitter Orange Citrus x aurantium has already been verified 400 years earlier.

 

Citrus x sinensis / Orange Tree, Chios Kampos 1.4.2016
Fig. 1:  Citrus x sinensis / Orange Tree (cultiv.)
Chios, Kampos 1.4.2016
Citrus x sinensis / Orange Tree, Chios Kampos 1.4.2016
Fig. 2:  Citrus x sinensis / Orange Tree (cultiv.)
Chios, Kampos 1.4.2016
Citrus x sinensis / Orange Tree, Chios Kampos 1.4.2016
Fig. 3:  Citrus x sinensis / Orange Tree (cultiv.)
Chios, Kampos 1.4.2016
Citrus x sinensis / Orange Tree, Chios Kampos 1.4.2016
Fig. 4:  Citrus x sinensis / Orange Tree (cultiv.)
Chios, Kampos 1.4.2016
Citrus x sinensis / Orange Tree, Chios Kampos 1.4.2016
Fig. 5:  Citrus x sinensis / Orange Tree (cultiv.)
Chios, Kampos 1.4.2016
Citrus x sinensis / Orange Tree, Chios Kampos 28.3.2016
Fig. 6:  Citrus x sinensis / Orange Tree (cultiv.)
Chios, Kampos 28.3.2016
Citrus x sinensis / Orange Tree, Chios Kampos 28.3.2016
Fig. 7:  Citrus x sinensis / Orange Tree (cultiv.)
Chios, Kampos 28.3.2016
Citrus x sinensis / Orange Tree, Chios Kampos 28.3.2016
Fig. 8:  Citrus x sinensis / Orange Tree (cultiv.)
Chios, Kampos 28.3.2016
Citrus x sinensis / Orange Tree, Chios Kampos 28.3.2016
Fig. 9:  Citrus x sinensis / Orange Tree (cultiv.)
Chios, Kampos 28.3.2016
Citrus x sinensis / Orange Tree, Chios Kampos 29.3.2016
Fig. 10:  Citrus x sinensis / Orange Tree (cultiv.)
Chios, Kampos 29.3.2016
Citrus x sinensis / Orange Tree, Chios Kampos 29.3.2016
Fig. 11:  Citrus x sinensis / Orange Tree (cultiv.)
Chios, Kampos 29.3.2016
 
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