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  Citrus maxima
  Family: RUTACEAE
  Citation:  Citrus maxima (Burm.f.) Merr., Interpr. Rumph. Herb. Amboin. 46. 1917; R.K. Premanath in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 591. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 200. 2009. Aurantium maximum Burm.f., Rumph. Herb. Amboin. 16. 1755. Citrus grandis Osbeck, Dagb. Ostind Resa 98. 1757; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 157. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Babloos, Bablimoos, Kambilinaranga
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Bamblimoos, Babloos, Pomelo
  Description: Trees to 10 m high, young parts grey-pubescent; bark greyish-brown, lenticellate; branchlets angular. Leaves unifoliolate, alternate, estipulate; petiole 20-30 mm long, winged, wings obcordate; lamina 6.5-10 x 3-7 cm, ovate or elliptic, base cuneate, subcordate or round, apex obtuse or acute, margin subentire or crenate, glabrous above, softly pubescent beneath, coriaceous, glandular-punctate; lateral nerves 7-10 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual, creamy, solitary or in axillary clusters; calyx ca. 1 x 1.5 mm, pubescent, irregularly lobed; petals 5, ca. 25 x 13 mm, oblong-obovae, glandular; stamens up to 30; filaments irregularly polyadelphous at base, anthers oblong, apiculate; disc annular, greenish-white; ovary superior, glabrous, 10-14-celled; style cylindric; stigma capitate, glandular-sticky. Fruit a hesperidium, 15-20 cm across, oblate to pyriform, greenish or yellow, glandular; pulp vesicles pale green to pinkish, acidic or sweet; seeds large, wrinkled.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-November
  District(s): All Districts
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Native of south east Asia
  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: Thuravoor
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