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  Citrus limon
  Family: RUTACEAE
  Citation:  Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f., Fl. Ind. 173. 1768; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 58. 1982; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 103. 1990; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 54. 1997; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 86. 1996. K.N. Nair & M.P. Nayar in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 282. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 55. 1999; R.K. Premanath in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 590. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 160. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 200. 2009. Citrus medica L. var. limon L., Sp. Pl. 782. 1753. Citrus limonum Risso, Ann. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris 20: 201. 1813. Citrus aurantium L. var. limonum Wight & Arn., Prodr. 98. 1834. Citrus medica L. var. limonum (Risso) Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 515. 1875.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cherunaregam, Ilumbichinaregam, Oduchukuthinaregam
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Lemon, Lime, Rough lemon
  Description: Small armed trees. Leaves 4-6 x 2-3 cm, ovate-lanceolate, apex obtuse, coriaceous, dentate; petiole 1 cm. Flowers axillary, in clusters, cymes or solitary, white; calyx cupular, 3-5-fid; petals 4-8, 7 x 2.5 mm; stamens 20 or more, filaments unequal, variously fused; ovary many celled, 4-8 ovules in each cell, style 1 mm, stigma capitate. Berry globose, fleshy, rind leathery and the juice is acrid.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-May
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Native of South East Asia; cultivated in tropical and subtropical countries
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: Yes
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Ichampetty
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