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Encyclopedia > Citrus grandis


Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Citrus
Species: maxima
Binomial name
Citrus maxima

The Pummelo (Citrus maxima) or Shaddock is a citrus fruit, usually a pale green when ripe, larger than a grapefruit, with sweet flesh and thick spongy rind. The grapefruit is a cross between the pummelo and the orange.

The pomelo has a name that sounds similiar to the pummelo, and is often confused with the pummelo. However, it is a cross between the grapefruit and the pummelo.

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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Citrus (3981 words)
Citrus is a common term and genus of flowering plants in the family Rutaceae, originating in tropical and subtropical southeast Asia.
The Minneola tangelo is a citrus fruit hybrid of a grapefruit and a tangerine.
Citrus is a common term and genus of flowering plant in the Family Rutaceae, comprising trees such as orange, lemon, grapefruit, lime, and tangerine.
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