Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Citrus limon (L.) Osbeck

Family: Rutaceae Genus: Citrus Species: Citrus limon (L.) Osbeck






Synonym Citrus limonia, Citrus limonum Flower Color White
Common Name Lemon Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Lemon Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Nobab Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude 900-3000 m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Shrub Fruit Details The fruit is oval with a nipple-like protuberance at the apex and the modified berry called hesperidium
Habitat Occurs in garden and also cultivated Bark Type Prickly
Distribution South-east Asiatic region and Western Ghats Bark Details Thin, smooth grey brown to greenish
Distribution in manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species It is an evergreen shrub growing to 3 m (9ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in) at a medium rate Leaf Details The leaves reddish when young become dark-green above, light-green below 2 1/2 to 4 1/2 in long

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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