Citrus limon

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Citrus limon (L.) Burm.f.
  • Common Name : Lemon, Limbu
  • Plant Family : Rutaceae
  • Plant Form : Tree
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 1, 4-6, 8, 9, 12-17, 20-25, 27, 28, 30
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Ayurvedic Udyan, Van Chetana Kendra

About Citrus limon Plant :

  • Habit : A small thorny, tree with pale-greenish-yellow rough bark.
  • Leaves : Unifoliate with pellucid oil glands, petioles winged, leaflets elliptic-oblong or elliptic-ovate, glabrous.
  • Inflorescence : Axillary, solitary or 2-3 clustered.
  • Flower : White, fragrant.
  • Fruit :
    • Berries globose or ovoid, bright-yellow, usually with a nipple-shaped extremity, rind thick, pulp acid.
    • Seeds ellipsoid, white, glabrous.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : Throughout the year.
  • Significance :                                
    • It is a rich source of vitamin C.
    • It is used in the preparation of lemonade, squash and home made sherbet.