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Encyclopedia > Citrus maxima


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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Citrus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1258 words)
Citrus is a common term and genus of flowering plants in the family Rutaceae, originating in tropical and subtropical southeast Asia.
Citrus fruits are notable for their fragrance, partly due to terpenes contained in the rind, and most are juice-laden.
Citrus trees grown in tubs and wintered under cover were a feature of Renaissance gardens, once glass-making technology enabled sufficient expanses of clear glass to be produced.
Fruits (1705 words)
sinensis); the Mandarin or Tangerine (Citrus reticulata var.
limetta, or Citrus aurantifolia); the Bergamot (Citrus aurantium var.
limon or Citrus limonum, or Citrus medica var.
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