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Citrus limon

Authority(L.) Burm. f.
FamilyMagnoliopsida:Rosidae:Sapindales:Rutaceae
SynonymsCitrus limonum Risso, Citrus limonia Osbeck, Citrus medica var. limonium Brandis
Common nameslemon, standard lemon, acid lemon, Meyer lemon, bush lemon, Persian apple, citron, citronnier, limonier, limao, limoeiro, limón, limón agria, limonero, limón real, limón francés, limon amarillo, limone, citroen, Zitrone, jeruk limun, limau nipis, limau mata, krooch chhmaa veeng, naaw th'eed, naaw falang, manao-thet, manao-farang, manao-mairuho, chanh tay, moli karokaro, molisoraiara, molinivmalagi, khatta nabbu, khatto nabbu, tipolo, lemani, moli'ovi'ovia, moli patupatu, lain, muli
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BRIEF DESCRIPTION A small tree, 3-6 m in height, with stout, stiff thorns. The fruits are 5-10 cm long, yellow and usually oval in shape. USES Grown for its acid fruits eaten both fresh and processed. The fruit is a good source of vitamin C and potassium, it is used in lemonades and for culinary and confectionery purposes. The fruit also provides citric acid and pectin. The peel yields and essentail oil used to flavor medicines, bakery product, soft drinks, soft-drink powders, gelatin desserts, extracts, candies, and ices. It is also used in perfumery, lotions, and soaps. The peel can by eaten candied. KILLING T Flowers and fruit will not tolerate -2 C and trees not -6 C. GROWING PERIOD Perennial. It may begin to bear in the third year, and it require 210-425 days from blossom to harvest. Generally the tree give full yield up to 40 years. COMMON NAMES Lemon, Citron, Limon, Zitrone, Citronnier, Jeruk limun, Limau nipis, Limau mata, Krooch chhmaa veeng, Naaw th'eed, Naaw falang, Manao-thet, Manao-farang, Manao-mairuho, Chanh tay. FURTHER INF Lemon propably originated in southeastern Asia. Photosynthesis pathway C 3. Humidity should be moderate to low. Good yields are about 40 t/ha. (See also under Citrus ssp.).
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SOURCES (C. limon (L.) Burm. f.)
Sims D (pers. comm.)
Duke J 1975 pp 12 [PH, RAIN, TEMP]
Samson J 1986 pp 73-138 [TEMP, RAIN, TEXT, DRA, DEP, PH]
Maas E 1990 pp 280
Rice R 1990 pp 46-59 [TEMP, LIMIT, RAIN, TEXT, DEP, DRA, FER, PH]
Rehm S 1991 pp 176 [TEMP, USE]
Roecklein J 1987 pp 223 [USE]
Hockings E 1961b pp 175-179 [TEMP, KTMP, DRA, DEP, TEXT, PH]
Purseglove J 1974 pp 502-503 [USE]
Verheij E 1991 pp 326 [USE, RAIN, TEMP]