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Common name

English: Lemon

German: Zitrone

Portuguese: Limoeiro


Kingdom: Plantae (2629)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2532)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2141)

      Order: Sapindales (68)

        Family: Rutaceae (18)(family description)

          Genus: Citrus (3)

            Epithet: limon (L.) Burm.f. (1)

limon => from the Persian name, limoun, Arabic, limun, for the lemon and other Citrus fruits


Climate: temperate, sub-tropical, tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Citrus limon at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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